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FEC approves N96bn for bus terminals in Abuja

FEC approves N96bn for bus terminals in Abuja
May 14
22:05 2024

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved N96 billion for the construction of bus terminals and other transportation facilities in the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja.

The cost will also cover the construction of the court of appeal in the nation’s capital, the provision of security operations and maintenance of backup generator for the street lights along the presidential routes and villa gate 8, as well as the upgrade of roads in the Kwali area council.

Speaking after the FEC meeting, Mariya Mahmood, FCT minister of state, said due process was followed in the award of the contracts.

“The first approval is for the award of a contract for the development of a bus terminal and other transportation facilities in the capital territory,” Mahmood said.

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“Secondly, is the approval for the award of a contract for the construction of the Court of Appeal Abuja division. And number three is approval for the award of contracts for the provision of security operations and maintenance of backup generators for the streetlights along presidential routes and Villa Gate 8, federal capital territory.

“And lastly, the fourth one is for the upgrading of Koita-Igbu in Kwali Area Council. All the necessary due process for the procurement procedure has been followed. And a certificate of no objection has been obtained for all the awarded, approved contracts.

“I do have costs and contractors. The first one was awarded at a cost of N51,025,172,424.90, and it was awarded in favour of messers Planet Project Limited.

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“Then the second one is in favour of Visible Construction Limited at the cost of N37,259,513,881.14, and the upgrading of Kwali-Ibu is at N7.6 billion in favour of El Emad Nigeria Limited.

“For the generator and also the security, there are two things attached to that memo.

“The issue of security operation and maintenance of the backup generator is at the cost of N412,352,800 million. It was awarded to Messiah Contract People Limited.”

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