NIGERIA’S contribution to the 2020 Budget of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) was approved yesterday by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

Also approved were the reconstruction of the Apapa-Oworonsoki-Ojota Expressway (N22.28 billion); the Kano-Wudil-Maiduguri section of the Kano-Maiduguri Expressway (N8 billion) and the installation of security gadgets for seven railway sections (N1.21 billion).

The project on the e-Government procurement system was also approved for N1.6 billion, Council members told reporters at the State House.

The news conference was addressed by Lai Mohammed (Information, Culture & Tourism); Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation); Dr. Isa Ali Pantami (Communications & Digital Economy); Mamman Saleh (Power) and Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) Director-General Mamman Ahmadu.

Speaking on the WAPP budget, Saleh said the specialised pool covers 14 of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The minister listed them as Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.