In Kogi State, road, electrification projects gulf N31 billion

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THE Kogi State government has approved over N31billion for the construction and rehabilitation of roads in Lokoja, the state capital and the eastern part of the state.

 Apart from road construction, the state government also approved N450 million for the improvement of electricity in Agassa community in Okene Local Government and Ogori/Magongo council areas of the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Works, Abdulmumuni Sadiq, who said this after the weekly executive council meeting, added that the contract for  the rehabilitation/asphalt overlay and construction of Idah/Iyano road from Odogwu to Unabe was awarded to Gilmore Engineering Limited at the total sum of N5.7 billion.

Speaking further on the awarded contracts, Sadiq added that the rehabilitation and construction of Ankpa Abejikolo road was also awarded at the cost of N7. 7 billion, while that of Shintaku/Gboko/Dekina road was awarded at N6.6 b.

Meanwhile, the administrator of Omala Local Government Area of the state, Ibrahim Aboh, lauded the decision of the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, over the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Ankpa-Abejukolo road.

Aboh, who made this know while speaking to journalists in Abejukolo, the headquarters of Omala local government, said the move would further aid the economic development of the area.

According to him, the award of the contract had shown that the governor recognised the local government as one of those in special need of developmental interventions.

He commended the Governor for his vision, innovations and commitment to the wellbeing of the people of the state who voted him into office, hoping that  the economy of the state and the nation would improve to enable the governor accomplish his people-oriented programmes.

Aboh said, “The award of Ankpa-Abejukolo road project is quite awesome and commendable. It shows that Governor Yahaya Bello has our interest at heart. It also shows that he was prepared for the job and has a clear vision on how to move the state forward. I thank God for such a committed governor”.

according to the report, the Commissioner, further disclosed that the sum of N20 billion would be expended on roads construction in the eastern part of the state, also hinted that the state executive council had awarded the  rehabilitation and construction of Lokoja township road lot 1 to Messrs Munir Industries and Trade Nigeria limited at the total cost of N4.79 billion

He added that rehabilitation of Lokoja township road  lot II was also approved for Messrs  Recon & Company Nigeria Limited at the sum of N2. 98b, while lot III was awarded to Messrs Ceelux Engineering Services limited at N3.4b.


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