Enugu Govt Approves N2.6bn Infrastructure Projects

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The Enugu State Government has approved the award of road infrastructure contracts worth N2.6 billion.

The council also approved the recruitment of 30 additional personnel for the Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue to enhance its capacity and enable it to attain an improved internal revenue for the state.

Some ongoing road projects in the state

The projects include completion of Orie-Emene-Adoration Ground Road to Amitec Construction and Development Company Limited at the sum of N591,891,457,450.
The council had during its meeting of December, 2, 2015, approved the re-engagement and relocation of Cops Limited from the GRA Enugu Road contract to the rehabilitation of Orie-Emene Junction-Adoration Ground Road.
Udeuhele said that “having observed that Cops Limited could not complete the project because it lacks the capacity in terms of both personnel and equipment, the ministry of works terminated the contract and proceeded on a fresh procurement process to achieve government’s good intention at alleviating the sufferings of the residents of that part of Enugu.”
Also approved was the revalidation of contract for the construction of Ogurute-Igogoro-Amachalla Ugbaike-Obollo Afor road to Ferotex Construction Company Limited from its original approval of N98,O44,882.83 to N153,209,022.06 to ensure timely completion of the project.
According to the commissioner, the council also approved the revalidation of the upgrade and construction of Mgbogodo-Akpugo-Iheokpara- Amagunze road for the sum of N835,688,O64.75 which was the project’s original cost.
Other approvals for capital projects include a contract for the rehabilitation of water way and flood control at Ebeano Tunnel, Enugu, awarded at the sum of N72,014,249.37; contract revalidation for the construction of Nguru-Edeoballa-Ehalumona road from N1,088,632,789.63 to N114,461,639.60; and a contract for the rehabilitation of the Trans Ekulu Flyover Slip road, in Enugu, valued at N46,683,548.10.
Speaking to journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held at the Government House, Enugu, on the boar of internal revenue, the Commissioner for Information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, said the approval was sequel to a complaint by the Board of Internal Revenue chairman that the organisation lacks the requisite manpower necessary to carry out its statutory assignments.
The Council also gave the Enugu State government approval to apply for the federal government’s Augmentation Fund created to help states augment the statutory allocation from the federation account.
“This fund is a support facility newly created by the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission [RMAFC] to fund specific projects in states due to the decline in revenue,” he said.

The commissioner explained that the council further approved that a draft bill for a law to amend the Universal Education Law No. 2, 2005, and Enugu State Agency for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education Law Cap. 38, Laws of Enugu State 2004, and authorized that the said bills be forwarded to the Enugu State House of Assembly for legislative action.

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  1. Peter Nzekwe March 10, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Good!

  2. Fredrick Eze March 10, 2017 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Put the money to good use o!. Because if you embezzle it , we will vote you out in 2019

  3. Bona Onyejiaka March 10, 2017 at 9:11 am - Reply

    That’s good govenance

  4. Ikenna Nwafor March 10, 2017 at 9:12 am - Reply

    In Nsukka I guess..that man is a joke..If only Nsukka people voted for him,would he be governor? He should better change his ways

  5. Ernest Henry March 10, 2017 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Gburu gburu is the right person for Ndi Enugu. Gburu gburu is working (imike etiti)

  6. Prince George March 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Someone should help in notifying the Governor of Enugu State that the recent visit by Emir of Northern part of Contraption Called Niger-eria Have Nothing to do With Grazing of any Land to Fulanis

  7. Jane Chibaby March 10, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    God bless Ugwuanyi nka. Ikuku ibem!

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