Nigerian Army to Build N54m Bailey Bridge in Enugu

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The Enugu State Executive Council has approved that contract for the reconstruction of a bailey bridge over Ivo River in Okpanku, Ani Nri Local Government Area, be awarded to the Nigerian Army’s works unit for the sum of N54m.

Speaking to journalists on decisions taken by the council, the
commissioner for information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, said the army got
the contract award based on the engineering expertise it had garnered
over the years.

The commissioner also announced a planned collaboration between the
state’s ministry of education and the Reading Association of Nigeria
(RAN) towards the implementation of Literacy Enhancement and
Achievement Project (LEAMP) in three local government areas namely
Udenu, Oji River and Enugu South local government areas. He disclosed
that the education ministry has as a result been directed to express
the state’s interest to the World Bank towards attracting the project.

“The LEAMP project is a reliable one that has the potential to enhance
the proficiency of secondary school teachers as well as the
performance of students in core subjects like English language,
mathematics, sciences, among others,” he said.

Udeuhele revealed that the council further approved a review of rural
electrification projects in Igbo-Etiti and Igboeze North by ten
percent of the project sum valued at N80,506,545m and N75,589,686m,
respectively. This review was informed by the need to ensure speedy
and efficient completion of the projects, he explained.

Equally approved was the recruitment of 10 social welfare workers for
the state’s ministry of gender affairs and social development to boost
the establishment’s child welfare department.

The commissioner noted that the council meeting also witnessed the
presentation of the Best State Government Website of the Year award to
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi by the Institute of Information Management
of Africa’s Records and Information Management Awareness (RIMA)
foundation, adding that the sum of N10m was subsequently approved for
the purchase of ICT equipment for the ministry of science and
technology’s Computer Training Centre to help it meet its mandate on
computer literacy.

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  1. c15201947' c15201947@aol.com March 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    The Enugu State Executive Council has approved that contract for the reconstruction of a bailey bridge over Ivo River in Okpanku, Ani Nri Local Government Area, be awarded to the Nigerian Army’s works unit for the sum of N54m.

    Speaking to journalists on decisions taken by the council, the commissioner for information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, said the army got
    the contract award based on the engineering expertise it had garnered over the years.

    Comment: Is it not against the law for government agency, which Nigerian army is, to be awarded contract paid for with people’s money by the government?

    And is Nigerian army registered construction company now? What law changed the statutory duties of the army from defenders of borders to now construction company? If the army has nothing to do then there should be immediate layoffs to reduce their number and then the rest converted to army reserve that can be called upon on emergency. Nigerian army is too big and cost too much. That they are now competing for roadway construction work which they have no expertise clearly shows that taxpayers are saddled with bunch of youths in the barracks who sit around all day, do nothing and still collect their pay.
    Why can’t voters get involved in how they are governed to rein in on these endless fraud. Corrupt Nigerian army that cannot defeat rag tag Islamic terrorists now gets civilian contract to do what???

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