FEC Approves N82bn to Complete FCT Projects
The Federal Executive Council has approved over N82 billion for the completion of infrastructure projects within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello made the disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.
Bello said the approved contracts also include that of the rehabilitation of the Federal Secretariat Abuja.
He said he presented six memos and all have to do with infrastructure and infrastructure-related projects.
The minister said the first one is for the revision of the contracts for the rehabilitation and expansion of the outer Southern Express Way to Ring Road in the Federal Capital city which was approved at a varied contract amount of N15bn with a 24 month completion period.
The FCT Minister further disclosed that the other projects include those for the total overhaul of a 1500 KVA generating plant, for the Abuja Environmental Protection Board at the cost of N110 million, an upward review of the contract sum for the extension of the inner Southern Express Way at the sum of N47.6 billion as well as the review of the consultancy provision for the Independence and Constitution Avenue in the Central Business District of Abuja, at the coat of N131.4 million.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, explained that the FCT contracts were not new.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouk, on her part, said Council has approved the sum of N922.8 million for the purchase of fertilizer to assist states affected by insurgency and the 2018 flood disaster.
She said the benefiting States, which include Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, would receive liquid brands of NPK fertilizer, as assistance to farmers.
The minister of Power, Sale Mamman said the council approved two memos he presented.
He said one is the procurement of four number of 150 NBA 331 3233 power transformers for TCN to replace the transformer that has been in the system for the past 35 years and to improve the quality of power supply to the National Grid.