203 topics. August 13, 2020, 3:27 pm
—Approves N896.9m augmented cost for Oseakwa bridge in Anambra
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA—THE Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday, approved N2.9 billion for the provision of water and fire service equipment at the National Oil and Gas Park to be sited in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The approval was given during the virtual FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and coordinated from the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Slyva, who disclosed this known at the end of the meeting of the FEC, which was the second council meeting since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, said that the project when completed, will provide an additional infrastructural facility for the manufacturing of Oil and Gas components for the sector and boost economic activities in the Cross River.
The contract was awarded in favour of Messrs Kinetic Electro-Mechanical Limited in the sum of N2,923,480,976.70 inclusive of all taxes with completion time of 15 months.
According to him, “Today, Council approved the provision of water and fire service equipment in the National Oil and Gas Park to be sited in Odukpani, Cross River State in the sum of N2.9billion.
“The oil and gas scheme is to provide an environment, a corridor for citing industries that would produce components locally for the oil and gas industry.
“Of course, these parks will create jobs and also increase local capacity and participation in the oil and gas industry.”
He said that the project will provide additional infrastructural facility for the manufacturing of Oil and Gas components for the sector.
“When completed, it will also boost capacity in the oil and gas for sector; provide job opportunities Nigerians and boost economic activities in the Odukpani area of Cross River State.”
Also briefing State House correspondents, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said that FEC approved N610 million for the construction of a faculty of health services at the Plateau State University, Bokkos, Plateau State.
Alhaji Mohammed said, “The Minister of Education today presented a memo seeking approval of council for the award of contract for the construction, equipping and furnishing of a faculty of Health Sciences in Plateau State University, Bokkos.
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