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FEC budgets N700m for completion of secretariats in AnambraGombe, others

By Levinus Nwabughiogu

ABUJA—Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday, approved N700 million for the completion of federal secretariats in Anambra, Bayelsa, Gombe, Nasarawa, Osun and Zamfara states.

The council also gave approval for the completion of abandoned Katsina 10 megawatts Wind Farm power project in Katsina State.

This was even as the establishment of an outline business case for Industrial Port Development in Badagry, Lagos State also received the nod of the council.

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and his counterpart in the Ministry of Transport, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, gave the revelation while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja, yesterday.

Fashola said that funds for the completion of the respective secretariats which, he said, were abandoned since 2012, were made in the 2016 budget.

He said: “The second memo has to do with the ongoing projects for the construction of Federal Secretariats to accommodate officers of the federal government posted to states in order to render service to them.”

“Again, this is another ongoing projects which had stalled since 2012 or there about. They are in Anambra, Bayelsa, Gombe, Nasarawa, Osun and Zamfara states.

“They are at various stages of completion. There have been changes in cost as a result of project designs, amendment, cases where original location and contract are changed and they have to be redesigned in such structure.”

On the Wind Farm power project in Katsina, the minister said the project was part of government’s strategic plan for renewable energy.

Also speaking, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said council also approved the relocation of simulator from Lagos to Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, NCAT, Zaria in Kaduna State for training of pilots and engineers.


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