FG earmarks N12bn for Abuja priority projects

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The Federal Government will, in the 2015 fiscal year, spend N12 billion on national prior­ity projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

FCT Minister, Senator Bala Ab­dulkadir Mohammed, disclosed this, last week, while presenting the 2015 National Priority Budget to the House of Representatives Committee on the FCT, shortly af­ter meeting with the National As­sembly joint committee on Sure-P.

He further revealed that the sum of N2 billion had been ear­marked for the provision of engi­neering infrastructure to Kyami District on the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway or Airport Road.

His words: “The sum of N2 billion has also been set aside in the National Priority Budget for the work on extension of Inner Southern Expressway (ISEX) from Southern Parkway to Ring Road II”.

The minister disclosed that the sum of N2 billion had also been proposed for the designing and construction of National Assem­bly Presiding Officers’ Residence.

He also said that the sum of N1.75 billion had been proposed for rehabilitation, renting of of­fice space for displaced staff and provision of additional security measures for United Nations Building in Abuja.

The sum of N850 million, he said, was being proposed for the completion of roads B6, B12 and Circle Road in the Central Busi­ness District, Abuja.

Mohammed remarked that the sum of N850 million had been set aside for the provision of en­gineering infrastructure to Gu­zape District Lots I & II, as well as N300 million for addendum contract for the complementary engineering infrastructure fa­cilities.

He emphasised that the con­struction of Usuma Dam, Gu­rara Road, would be allocated N1 billion this year, as provision of engineering infrastructure to Abuja Technology Village, Phase I gets N200 million.

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