In line with Federal Roads Maintenance Agency’s (FERMA) mandate to ensure the efficient and effective maintenance of all existing Federal trunk roads or such other roads as may be declared, from time to time, as Federal trunk roads by the National Assembly and in consonance with the cardinal policy objectives of the Federal Government of Nigeria on Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) which is to restore degraded sections of the Federal highway network to improve connectivity of over 4, 000 km, the FMPW&H recently set out the following operational policy guides to be adopted by FERMA Management for effective, efficient and improved road maintenance:
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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