NIGERIA AND JAPAN SIGNS EXCHANGE OF NOTES FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT‘’Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has the mandate to ensure the effective and efficient maintenance of all existing 36,000 km Federal trunk roads. The annual responsibility of the Agency is to carry out routine and periodic maintenance and quick repairs of the Federal highways. This is one of the cardinal policy objectives of the present Federal Government of Nigeria which is to restore degraded sections of the Federal highway network to improve connectivity. Capacity strengthening through the acquisition of road equipment will greatly impact the Agency’s objective to increase the utility of Nigeria’s road infrastructure by maximizing asset utilization’’
Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (Establishment, etc) was established by Act No.7 of 2002 enacted by the National Assembly and assented to by President Olusegun Obasanjo. With this Act establishing the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency and for matters connected herewith, FERMA became Nigeria’s first institutional mechanism for monitoring and maintaining all Federal roads in the country.
First Governing Board of FERMA chaired by Engr. Guy Otobo was inaugurated by the then Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Chief Tony Anenih on 27th January 2003.
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