The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday approved N32.4 billion for the completion of some projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
FCT Minister Mohammed Bello disclosed this, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Bello said out of the amount, N827 million was approved for the purchase of chemicals for the treatment of potable water for the residents of the FCT.
“The Federal Executive Council meeting approved the award of contract for the procurement of field materials and chemicals for water treatment on behalf of the FCT Water Board.
“There were two supplies: one is the supply for gaseous chlorine to be provided over a period of 12 months at the cost of N627 million; the second is for the supply of alum, which is also a very important material used for the treatment of water, at the cost of N200 million,” he said.
The minister said that the remaining N31.6 billion was approved as augmentation for the completion of roads within the Central Business District of the FCT.
“Council also approved request for upward review of the contract sum for the completion of roads B6, B12 and Circle Road, Central Area District, Abuja – Revised Estimated Total Cost No. 2, reviewed from the old contract sum of N66,831,381,123.49 to additional upward review of N31,629,393,749.87.
“The new revised contract sum is N98,460,774,862.36,” Bello added.