FEC approves N1.8bn for rehabilitation of railway village
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Thursday approved N1.8billion for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of buildings of railway village in Agbor, Delta. The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of the council meeting which was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He disclosed that
The second contract was for the provision of an access road to link very key anterior roads in the Central Business District that is Ahmadu Bello Way and Sani Abacha Way, all in the FCT, in the sum of N670, 347, 909 with a completion period of six months. The third memo was for the award of contract for the design of engineering and solid waste treatment plant and transfer stations in the FCT and it is a consultancy project awarded in the sum of N473, 798, 934, to be completed in 12 months. These transfer stations are meant to serve the waste management value chain so that before you get to the final dump site, solid waste is separated according to the various grades and that makes it easier for recycling. As you know now, we have what is called waste to wealth and that will create a very important economic system for people who will invest in it,” he said. He said another contract awarded for the FCT was that of engineering design of expandable main sewage treatment plant at Kango and Associated Trunk lines at the cost of N511, 528, 689. Bello further informed State House Correspondents that the FCT got approval for the final design of engineering infrastructure and production of tender documents at the cost of N202, 410, 378.45. He stated that another N143.7million was approved for the final engineering design of infrastructure and production of another tender document for Sector Centres E and F in phase 111 of FCC, Abuja. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed that N1, 081, 345, 163. 45 was approved by the council for the construction of School of Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. He further revealed that the Ministry of Education also got approval for consultancy for a capacity development programme for teachers that would handle special needs and disability education. The contract was given to a consultant at the cost of N338, 281, 250 with a completion period of four weeks. This will actually entail training 18 teachers from each state of the federation to handle students with special needs and disability,” he said.