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FG Approves Independent Power Plant For Abuja Airport



…approves N5.4bn for Enugu – Benue road

In a bid to address issues of power outages at the airport, the Federal government has approved the setting up of an independent power plant for Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja .

This was disclosed by the minister of state, aviation, Hadi Sirika after the federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa.

According to him “As you are aware we had challenges at our first day of work in 2018. The new terminal building at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport which is called Chinese building has challenge of power, water, sewage, apron etcthat we are putting up there.

“So we have to find a way of dealing with those challenges, we are putting up an independent power system at the airport which has been approved by FEC.

“Subsequently we will also tend to the challenges of water, sewage, apron, connectivity between old and new airport and all the fire stations that is blocking the usage of the airport and perhaps also the control tower that is connecting the other side of the airport. All these will be attended to in phases in preparation to the fully utilization of the airport.”

During his briefing, minister of power, works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said the Council approved N5.44 billion for construction of the Gboko section of the 9th Mile/Oturkpo road that links Enugu State to Benue State.

He said the project will be completed in two years.

He said “My ministry handled one memo today and it was for the Gboko section of the 9th Mile/Oturkpo road that links Enugu State to Benue State. The Benue section is already under construction, so, what we have just done is to award the 36 kilometers that connects the Enugu section to the road.

“This is a major agrarian connectivity in support of our agricultural policies. The council approved that memorandum, the award was to the existing contractor who is already working on the Benue section so that we should have a seamless deployment of machines and materials to site.

“We expect that this should be completed in 24 months. The contract sum is N5.44 billion


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