Mathew Dadiya, Abuja
The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has in its last Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting of its first tenure approved a total of N4.03 billion for the development of various infrastructural projects the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The FEC meeting which was presided over by the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja, had in attendance all the cabinet members.
Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, said that he presented nine memoranda expected to provide infrastructure to the city and all were approved.
Giving the breakdown of the memos, he said that the first memo is for the award of contract for the rehabilitation of failed walkways within the Wuse District of the Federal Capital City and that contract was awarded at the cost of N1.9 billion with a completion period of twelve months.
The second contract was for the preparation of the electricity master plan for Phase IV of the Federal Capital City at the cost of N189 million with a completion of ten months, adding “as you already know, phases I and II have their own master plan”.
The other contract Bello said was the design of infrastructure for what he called institution and research district which is in phase III of the Federal Capital City at the cost of N197 million.
Others included the engineering design of infrastructure for sector G and H in Phase III of the Federal Capital City awarded at the cost of N118.575 million with a completion period of six months.
There was also approval for the design of inter-sceptic sewage line for the federal capital city in the total sum of N125 million.
The next one is the contract for the construction of the School of Science at the permanent site of the FCT College of Education Zuba at the cost of N701 million with a completion ion period of 42 weeks.
The other contract was the final engineering design of infrastructure and production of tender documents for Dawaki District in the sum of N259 million with a six months completion period.
“Also a contract for engineering and infrastructure design for a 41km Nynya-Guruku-Mpape which will burst out at the Outer Northern Express Way which is called Murtala Mohammed Expressway at the cost of N174 million with completion period of six months.
“That is the expressway from the city that goes right through to Zuba. Ultimately that road is going to give another access entry point into the city and also will open up that section of the city for development.
“The next one is for the supply and installation of a city scanner machine for the Maitama District Hospital with a delivery period of eight weeks at the cost of N190 million.
While the other contract is for engineering infrastructure for Kabusa District at the total cost of N179 million”, he added.
When asked if the contract is the same with the one that passes through Nyanya-Keffi to the minister said no, “it is a different project.”