Federal Government has approved the sum of three billion naira from the Sukuk bond to fund the Numan-Jalingo road project between Adamawa and Taraba State in the northeast, Nigeria.

The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engineer Mu’azu Sambo Jaji made the declaration on Friday during an inspection of the Federal roads under construction within the two states.

He said that the fund would be released to the contractor handling the job in the next two months, adding that the funds would go a long way in executing the project.

The Minister warned the contractor handling the work to wake up to the expectations of completing the road or get sacked.

The Jaji also visited the site of the construction company located at Numan town in Adamawa to ascertain the capability of the company to deliver on the contract.

He said after the tour that, he identified a paucity of funds on the part of the government due to Covid- 19 which locked down the whole world.

The minister, therefore, warned the contractor to be more serious when funds would be released in the next few days or lose the contract to a more competent construction company.

[Radio Nigeria Kaduna].

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