The Federal Government on Wednesday said the East-West Road embarked upon by previous administrations was designed to fail from inception.
This was revealed by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani while responding to the question on why N16 billion was approved for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) headquarters building when the fund will go a long way in completing the East-West Road project.
According to him, the present administration is doing everything possible to put the project on track.
He said the building, which would be sited in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, would be completed within 52 weeks.
Usani spoke with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.