Enugu government approves N341m for Diagnostic Centre

Cyril Okonkwo, Enugu

The Enugu state executive council has approved the sum of N341million for the completion of the State Diagnostic Center.

Commissioner for Information, Godwin Udeuhele, who briefed newsmen after council’s meeting on Friday, said funds were also approved for other projects funds during the meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

These include the payment of N50million for the  Enugu State counterpart fund
contribution to the World Bank Assisted CSDP Projects.

The commissioner said the fund would enable the state to benefit from the US $140 million additional finance from the World Bank.

Udeuhele said another N75m was also approved by the council for the extension of electricity to Umuoma , Umuopu,umuagama, Aguibeje, Umuonu and Olido communities in Igboeze North Local Government Area.

The commissioner said that the council equally approved the sum of N80.5m for the extension and boosting of electricity at Umuaneke, Ugwuesa Ukehe, Ndi Ugwuchime and Uwala Ukehe, Akaibute Ohebedim, Ikolo Amakofia Ukehe, Ngodongo Layout, Egbeugwu Ukehe and Umuofiagu Diogbe communities, all in Igboetiti LGA.

Other approvals made by the executive council included an additional sum of N28 Million
for the clearance of the remaining allowances of 28 players of Rangers International Football Club.

Rangers also got over N33 million in additional funds, to enable the club take part in the Federation Cup Competition.

On security, the council approved N100million to strengthen the operations of the Neighborhood Watch Groups in the state to ensure proper policing of rural communities.

Meanwhile, to tackle the lingering water situation in the state, Dr Udueuhele, stated that members of the Executive Council decided that a town hall meeting would be convened in the month of June, to fashion out the best ways of ensuring improved water supply.