Infrastructure: Enugu govt. awards over N1.1 billion contracts, Nsukka gets zonal secretariat

By AdvocateNews on 05/04/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 954


The Enugu State Executive Council (EXCO), in keeping with the commitment of the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Governor-elect to full implementation of the 2019 budget for the benefit of the people of the state, yesterday awarded contracts for infrastructural development worth over N1.1billion.

Briefing newsmen after the council’s meeting at the Government House, Enugu, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji, who was flanked by the Commissioners for Information and Gender Affairs and Social Development, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe and Princess Peace Nnaji, respectively, disclosed that the projects approved for immediate construction and reconstruction were “roads and public building”.

Engr. Nnaji stated that the council in a bid to enhance efficiency and productivity in the civil service and ease the suffering of people coming to Enugu for certain administrative engagements, approved the construction of phase one (block A) of zonal secretariat at Nsukka satellite town at the cost of N418, 649 , 187.13.

The works commissioner, who emphasized the need for the zonal secretariat, explained that the structure, which he described as a legacy project, has a ground floor and two suspended floors with 27 offices, well planned to effectively serve the purpose it was meant for.

On roads, Engr. Nnaji also disclosed that the state government awarded contracts for the reconstruction of Ogidi Street and Onyeama lane, Asata in Enugu metropolis to connect with Carter street, which is under construction by the present administration. Also approved for rehabilitations within Enugu city were the old UNTH-Bunker road, Ngenevu- old UNTH link road and the erosion control works at Okwuosa Street, Ogui New Layout.

It would be recalled that Gov. Ugwuanyi had recently embarked on a pre-contract inspection of the newly awarded projects, where he promised government’s immediate intervention.

Other road projects approved by the council, according to the works commissioner include, the construction of additional 2-kilometer at Nkwo Inyi-Akpugoeze Mamu Forest road in Oji River Local Government Area and additional works (River Crossing) on the construction of Nike Lake junction – Harmony Estate road – Amorji Nike – Adoration Pilgrimage centre (Phase one). Engr. Nnaji pointed out that 2-kilometer of the said road is presently under construction by the state government to serve as a veritable bypass from Nike Lake junction, Abakpa to Emene. He stressed that “the all important bypass” will decongest traffic in the aforementioned areas, reassuring the people of the state that the governor and his administration will continue to work hard for their wellbeing.

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Gender Affairs and Social Development, Princess Nnaji, who applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi’s magnanimity towards the downtrodden and vulnerable, stated that the governor through the EXCO approved the sum of N44,974,593.45 for the renovation and equipping of the state government’s rehabilitation centre in Emene.

Princess Nnaji added that the project comprises renovation of all male and female hostels, toilets, fencing of the centre and procurement of equipment such as computers for learning and tailoring machines to help them to be self-reliant after rehabilitation.

Posted 05/04/2019 06:36:49 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Igbo leaders restate commitment to Nigeria's restructuring

2019 : I-G warns Commissioners of Police, others...

Police destroy gun factory, recover 146 rifles in...

Makarfi declares presidential bid, battles Atiku for PDP...

Igbos have no regrets for not supporting Buhari...

Ohanaeze faction congratulates Buhari

Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in...

2019 polls: Foreign investors withdraw N435.41bn from stock...

Ex-governor Theodore Orji's son is Abia Speaker

Reps debunks Buhari’s queries on 2018 budget

Leave Saraki out of 9th Senate leadership tussle...

Ekweremadu charges Environmental MDAs on early budget approval...


Latest News Gov. Ugwuanyi hands over 65 security vehicles to police Buhari seeks Senate’s approval to pay N10.069bn to Kogi Govt Daura’s daughter reveals other side of Aisha Buhari over Villa video Nigerian student shot dead in US over loud music Ekweremadu charges Environmental MDAs on early budget approval Imo plans summit to end militancy EU, US, 74 others to monitor Kogi, Bayelsa polls FG budgets N360m for Chibok girls in Atiku varsity PDP raises alarm over Buhari's move against online media State of education in Nigeria horrifying, country in serious trouble – Soyinka Adeboye hits FG on border closure, VAT increase, others France-bound passenger slumps, dies at Lagos Airport after news of wife’s death


Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (14,802 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (14,567 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (13,777 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (12,744 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (11,868 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (11,811 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (11,570 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (10,740 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (10,601 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (10,264 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (10,136 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (10,110 views)





Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands