FEC Meeting: Federal Capital gets N32.4bn for water, road projects

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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The Federal Executive Council has approved N32.4 billion for the completion of some projects in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

The Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello disclosed this while briefing Journalists at the end of the last cabinet meeting for the year 2020, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bello said that out of the total amount, N827 million was approved for the purchase of chemicals for the treatment of potable water for use by residents of the FCT.

He said: “Federal Executive Council meeting approved the award of contract for the procurement of field materials and chemicals for water treatment on behalf of the Federal Capital Territory Water Board. There were two supplies, one is the supply for gaseous chlorine to be provided over a period of 12 months at a total cost of N627,600.

“The second one is for the supply of alum, which is also a very important material used for the treatment of water in the sum of N200,000.”

Bello further said the sum of N31.6 billion was approved as augmentation for the completion of roads with the Central Business District of the FCT.

“Council also approved the request for upward review of the contract sum for the completion of roads B6, B12 and Circle Road, Central Area District, Abuja – Revised Estimated Total Cost No. 2, reviewed from the old contract sum of N66,831,381,123.49 to additional upward review of N31,629,393,749.87. The newly revised contract sum is N98,460,774,862.36,” the Minister explained.

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