Enugu govt. approves over N2. 5b for construction of critical infrastructure

Enugu State Government has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.

The projects include roads, houses, and generators State Executive Council.

The state’s Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, this after the State Executive Council meeting.  Barriers are rated for sniper fire and meet NERC and CIP requirements for ballistic protection when a fire rated assembly is required. Deployed nationally, Ballistic Fire Barrier is the leader in substation and critical infrastructure protection providing installation to 60’ tall and 150 MPH Wind Load. The ballistic modules install quickly and easily on pier foundations up to 16’ OC. Installations meet NFPA 850 for Line of Sight Protection, you should pop over to these guys and need to take care.

According to the commissioner, the Council approved the construction of access and internal road networks they will have to do some mold sampling to know how much is the damage at Golf Estate Annex, at Ngwuagu Amaezike, Abor, in Udi Local Government Area of the state, at the cost of N2,082,131,025.35. They will have to start heavy construction as soon as possible to clear each site and get started with their projects, they may even have to hire drilling and blasting services to get the job done faster.

Aroh who briefed the journalists, alongside the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji and their Finance and Economic Development counterpart, Mrs. Adaonah Kene-Uyanwune, added that the council also approved the construction/rehabilitation of Manuwa Street, GRA, Enugu and Agbalaenyi junction-Enugu-Onitsha Expressway link road at Oji River LGA, at the cost of N200,414,307.00.

The information commissioner stated that the council approved the construction of 24-unit of one-bedroom flats at old Government Lodge, Enugu, at the cost of N137,500,915.00, to serve as a support facility for the ongoing 10-unit guest houses, nearing completion.

Equally approved by the council were the construction of high double cell box culvert and drainage work at Umuchigbo Nike, Enugu East LGA and fencing of the forest reserve, adjacent to Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, now known as Unity Park.

The park, which will serve as a tourist attraction as well as a place for relaxation and recreation, is currently witnessing massive beautification with works of art, construction of artificial water pond and a monumental roaring lion of about 30ft high and 60ft length, among others.

Aroh stated that the council also approved the construction of a Chapel of Worship at the Government House where new foundation forms are needed.

He explained that the customised intervention vehicles with emergency rescue facilities will be purchased directly from John Holt Nig. Plc, to tackle fire, health and accident emergency challenges in the state “in line with the state government’s sustained commitment to provide for the safety of Enugu people.

“These come in small trucks and are very important because they make shorter runs, get quicker to emergency scenes and more difficult places,” Aroh said.

The commissioner further disclosed that the intervention vehicles will complement the five fire-fighting trucks procured earlier by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration for the five newly constructed fire service stations across the state, which were formally handed over to the state fire service by the governor, on Thursday.

Other Council approvals, were the purchase of 1,000KVA generator for ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, and the approval of the report of the joint committee for the negotiation of consequential adjustment for payment of N30,000 Minimum Wage for state civil servants, which the Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Mrs. Uyanwune, and the state leadership of Organised Labour, said was a product of collective bargaining, based on the economic indices of the state.

In his submission, the works and infrastructure commissioner, Engr. Nnaji, assured that his ministry will utilize the construction weather window available to actualize the approved project in record time. They’ll start by using Utility Oversight Services for job site safety inspections before undergoing construction. 

SOURCE :The Nigerian Voice (local news)

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