Cabinet approves N101 million for dam in Ekiti State

The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N101 million Naira for the completion of the construction of Ogbese Dam in Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria.

Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of this week’s cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said: “I presented a memo requesting the council to approve the revised estimated total cost of consultancy services for the ongoing Ogbese Dam Project in Ekiti State. This project is one of the 116 projects that we inherited. It was started in 2009. And it is one of the projects we prioritized for completion since we conducted an audit of all the ongoing projects in 2016. We have been working on it steadily.

“With the original contract period having expired and having also received approval from RETC for the actual construction of the project’s main work, it was important that we also extend the services of the project’s consultant so that there will be continued and uninterrupted effective supervision of the project.

“So, we got an augmentation of about N101 million and an extension of 24 months in favour of the consultant, Messrs. Geomatics Nig. Ltd. The council approved this memo.”

The Minister said the current administration will maintain its focus on the completion of projects abandoned by previous administrations in order to better the livelihood of all Nigerians.

Wednesday’s cabinet meeting was preceded by the swearing-in of 12 Permanent Secretaries, which was also supervised by President Buhari.



Source: Voice of Nigeria