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.