FG To Spend N12bn On National Priority Projects In FCT – Minister

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… Kyami Infrastructure, N. Assembly, Others Gets Lion Share

 

The Federal Government will in 2015 fiscal year expend a total sum of N12 billion on National Priority projects in the Federal Capital Territory.

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

Senator Mohammed further revealed that the sum of N2 billion has been earmarked for the provision of engineering infrastructure to Kyami District along the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway (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 has also been proposed for the designing and construction of National Assembly Presiding Officers Residences.

He also disclosed that the sum of N1.75 billion has been proposed for rehabilitation, renting of office Space for displaced staff and provision of additional security measures for United Nations Building in Abuja this fiscal year.

According to him, the sum of N850 million is being proposed for the contract for the completion of roads B6, B12 and Circle road in the Central Business District, Abuja.

The Minister remarked that the sum of N850 million has been earmarked for the provision of engineering infrastructure to Guzape District Lot I & II, as well as N300 million for addendum contract for the complimentary engineering infrastructure facilities to the FCC stage II.

Senator Mohammed emphasised that the construction of Usuma Dam, Gurara road will get N1 billion this fiscal year as provision of engineering infrastructure to Abuja Technology Village, Phase I gets N200 million.

He added that the sum of N300 million has also been earmarked for the on-going construction of Cultural Centre and Millennium Tower at the Central Business District this year.

Responding, the Chairman of the House of Representative Committee on FCT, Hon. Emmanuel Jime appreciated the progress being made in the Federal Capital Territory as it concerns infrastructural development.

The Chairman particularly lauded the way the budget is being structured to service on-going projects; stressing that this would not allow FCT get abandoned project.

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