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We’ll Spend N8.1bn On Federal Secretariat Rehabilitation – FEC

The Federal Executive Council, FEC

The Federal Executive Council, FEC

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved over N8.1 billion for the rehabilitation of the Federal Secretariat, Phase I, in Abuja.

The minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello recently revealed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa.

According to him, the approved contracts include the rehabilitation of the Federal Secretariat Abuja, and the contract was approved at a varied contract amount of N15, 125, 122, 967.

He added that the 3rd project is for the revised estimated cost of the contract for the construction of a 15-kilometre left-hand service carriageway of the outer service of the outer Southern Express Way stage II.

His words, “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.”

“Today (yesterday) at council, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, presented a memo for the approval of award of contract for purchase of NPK 20:10:10 fertilizer under the emergency agricultural intervention for states affected by conflicts, insurgency and also the 2018 flood disaster in the total sum of N922, 803, 393.26 and council approved the award of the contract.”

“The benefitting States are Yobe, Adamawa and Borno. Initially we were supposed to give the NPK 20:10:10 fertilizer but now we are going to provide the liquid fertilizer to the benefiting States and the quantity is about 259, 000 litres of that particular product.”


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