OVER ₦500M APPROVED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT IN ENUGU STATE

The Enugu State Government has approved over five hundred million naira for infrastructure development.

The projects include construction of Enugu Eke-Ogui-Oma Eke road, near Amah Brewery in Udi Local Government Area.

Others are repair of identified potholes on urban roads, the Ugwuogo-Opi-Nsukka road and Ugwuogo-Ikem road, covering about four point five kilometers, including the rehabilitation of Governors lodge in Nsukka.

Briefing journalists after the Executive Council meeting held at Government House Enugu, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Greg Nnaji said that the move was in keeping with the vision of the present administration.

Mr. Nnaji stated that the Council had directed his office to evaluate the outstanding work and other contractual requirements for the completion of the Enugu International Conference Centre for its inherent socio-economic benefits to the people of the State.

The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Rita Mbah, announced that the Government had taken full possession of Hotel Presidential Enugu and approved the immediate renovation of the recreation section of the hotel.

She said that the action followed the recent striking out of the court case against the Government by an interested party.

Also the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe, said the Government through the observation of due process and its commitment to fiscal discipline, accountability and transparency, saved over one billion naira from expenditures, which he said were now being used for the provision of other development needs of the people of the State.

He said that the Council approved in principle to establish
three model driving schools in the three senatorial zones of the State for proper training of vehicle drivers.

Mr. Anikwe said  this  followed memo by the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps  which showed that majority of  road crashes in the State were due to poor knowledge of road signs and regulations by drivers.

CHUKWUMA EZOGU

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