The Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Nigeria has approved a N16.67bn (approximately $108m) sum for work on the Benin-Shagamu express road.

The new grant is in addition to the original N7.5bn approved for the road.

Work is expected to finish within two years.

In addition, the FEC will provide a N1.24bn fund towards the construction of a 20km stretch of the Damboa-Chibok-Mbalala road in Borno State and N2.31bn for work on the Kano-Kazaure-Daura-Mai’Adua road in Katsina State.