Bonny Island: FEC approves N17b for construction of jetty
24 November 2019 | 8:08 am
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday approved the sum of N1.7 billion for the construction of a jetty at the Bonny Island in Rivers.
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