FEC Approves N59.78bn For Ogoni Cleanup Projects
The cost of N2,244,713,424.56, inclusive of 7.5% VAT with a completion period of 12 months.
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday. March 29, approved N59.78 billion for the continuation of Ogoni cleanup exercise.
The council also approved two major contracts for the construction of a Centre of Excellence for environmental restoration Wiiyaakara in Kana council area of Rivers State and a 100-bed specialist hospital in Ogoni.
Mohammed Abdullahi, the Minister of Environment, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, said the projects were to facilitate efficient and cost-effective approaches to contamination management and environmental restoration while supporting the well-being and welfare of the people who had been impacted by the negative effects of contamination in those areas.
According to him, “On behalf of the Ministry of Environment, HYPREP Project Office, I presented two memos one for the award of contract for the construction of Centre of Excellence for environmental restoration at Wiiyaakara, Bori in, in Khana local government area of River State, in favour of CCECC Nigeria Limited, in the sum of N41,472,263,848.60, with a completion period of 24 months.
“The second memo, which is equally approved, which is also in line with the UNEP Report on the level components, is the contract for the construction of Ogoni 100-bed specialist hospital in favour of Messrs Tannit Medical Engineering Limited, in the sum of N18,308,463,225.37, plus 7.5% of VAT, with a delivery.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the aviation ministry got approval for the construction of 150-room capacity female hostel at the cost of N2,244,713,424.56, inclusive of 7.5% VAT with a completion period of 12 months.
He said the hostel to be built at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria was awarded to Messrs Best Homes Construction Limited.
Mohammed said the council also approved N383,968,500, in favour of Kaura Motors for his ministry for the procurement of 13 operational vehicles for the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria with a completion period of three weeks.