FG approves N700m to complete secretariats in six states
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said that the fund for the completion of the secretariat projects, abandoned since 2012, was captured in the 2016 budget.
The minister said the projects, when completed, would provide office accommodation to staff of the Federal Government deployed to the affected states.
“The second (memo) one is 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,’’ he said.
The minister also disclosed that the council approved the completion of the abandoned Katsina 10megawatts Wind Farm power project in Katsina State.
According to him, the wind farm project is part of government’s strategic plan for renewable energy.
He added that the project was a major component of the government’s road map towards achieving incremental power in the country.
Fashola noted that the contract cost of the power project escalated following the kidnapping of the contractor, who after being rescued abandoned the project. The minister of State for Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika, who also spoke on the outcome of the FEC meeting, said the council approved an outline Business case for Industrial Port Development in Badagry, Lagos State.
He said the 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