Jos â€” The Federal Government has approved N400 million for the rehabilitation of some barracks across the country in the 2009 budget.
Chairman, Presidential Committee on Barracks Rehabilitation (PCBR), Alhaji Sani Gidado, disclosed this while on an inspection of Maxwell Khobe Barracks, 3 Armoured Division, Jos yesterday.
Gidado said the committee had some money from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for the rehabilitation of primary schools and clinics in the barracks.
He said the MDGs projects and the PCBR projects were already in the final stages of tender, adding that the committee would close the receipt of tenders on June 30 and they would be opened immediately.
â€œWithin another week we will release the contract award. All the contracts has a maximum of twelve weeks and if we start by end of July, we are sure those who get the contracts can finish before the deadline given by the Federal Government,â€ he