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FEC okays multi-billion Naira access road contracts for FCT

May, 2021 | By Anthony Ogunleye | ||

Federal Executive Council (FEC) last week approved contracts for emergency rehabilitation/improvement of access road to the Idu Screening and Isolation Center and Gosa Solid Waste disposal site in Abuja. The contracts are for a sum of N3, 524,524,912.81 with the contractor being Messrs CCECC Nigeria Ltd. FEC also approved contract for emergency rehabilitation /improvement of access road to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Reference Laboratory in the Gaduwa District of Abuja at the sum of N2, 493,389,942.88 to Messrs CBC Global Civil and Building Construction Nig Ltd.

These approvals were based on memos presented to FEC by Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Speaking on the significance of the projects, Executive Secretary of Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Umar Gambo Jibrin revealed that at the onset of COVID-19 pandemic last year, the site currently housing the Idu Screening and Isolation Center was identified as the best suited place for the establishment of such a facility, out of several that were considered for the fight against the virus. However, the access road to the Center was unmotorable, hence the need for its rehabilitation.

Speaking on the construction of access road to NCDC at Gaduwa District, Engr. Jibrin said that in similar vein, at the onset of the pandemic the access road to the NCDC facility was equally unmotorable, leading to the decision to embark on an emergency procurement process to rehabilitate it. The Executive Secretary said that the rehabilitation works are substantially completed and include the installation of stand-alone solar streetlights.

He also revealed that in the course of rehabilitating the access road to NCDC, access road to the Nigerian Medical Dental Council facility also located within Gaduwa District, was similarly rehabilitated. According to the Executive Secretary, these projects are essential to FCT Administration in its fight against the pandemic. Funding for these projects are sourced from the Revised FCT Year 2020 Statutory Budget.

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