The Federal government has announced that it has approved N204 Million for design and deployment of a web-based highway monitoring system that will be used to monitor highway construction.
The system will also provide efficiency on projects and improve service delivery.
The country’s Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said some federal roads are so long that they require five contractors during construction, saying the deployment of ICT will help monitor ongoing projects.
The system when deployed will enable citizens in Nigeria the opportunity to give an assessment report of contract performance of various projects.
“We have different contracts to manage, so we are deploying ICT. Upon full deployment, one of the things you will see is that citizens will be expected to become an army of reporters providing us with information so that we can respond more quickly, because this will be a web-based reporting and monitoring system,” he said.
“The importance of deploying ICT now perhaps would be better appreciated when it is understood that we have over 13,000 kilometres of road networks at different stages of construction or rehabilitation as at the close of December 2020. And those 13,000 plus kilometres are manifest in over 700 different contracts,’’ he added.