The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved over N82 billion for completion of infrastructure projects within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
This was disclosed to State House Correspondents, after the virtual meeting presided over by President, Muhammadu Buhari, in the Executive Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.
Speaking to correspondents at the post-FEC briefing, Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Bello, said the approved contracts also include that of the rehabilitation of the Federal Secretariat Abuja.
He said, “I presented six memos and all have to do with infrastructure and infrastructure related projects. The first one is for the revision of the contracts for the rehabilitation and expansion of the outer Southern Express Way to Ring Road I in the Federal Capital city. That contract was approved at a varied contract amount of N15, 125, 122, 967. It is expected that this contract would be completed within 24 months.
“The second project, which was also approved, is for the revised estimated cost of the contract for the construction of a 15-kilometre left hand service carriage way of the outer service of the outer Southern Express Way stage II. The augmentation of this particular project is in the sum of N11, 476, 476, 424, 350.
“The third memo is for the rehabilitation of phase I of the Federal Secretariat, which involves electro-mechanical systems, water systems as well as other general rehabilitation. This is a secretariat that was inaugurated in 1993, quite a long time ago so we are doing massive rehabilitation of that at a total sum of N8, 110, 665, 676.76 and the completion period is 24 months.”