The Enugu State Government has approved the sum of over One hundred and eighty-seven million naira (
N187,855,341.00) for the execution of projects and sports development in the state.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke announced this while briefing the Press at the end of the State Executive Council Meeting chaired by the State Acting Governor, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi in Enugu.
The Commissioner who was accompanied by his Ministry of Works counterpart, Mr. Goddy Madueke and SPA on Project Development, Prince Abel Nwobodo (Jnr) said that council gave the approval to ensure a steady implementation of the administration prorammes in the state.
According to Mr. Ugwoke of the total amount, the sum of Fifty million and eighty-five thousand naira is for the execution of the contract awarded to Orion Elevator Limited for the installation of three number eight passenger elevator and 500 KVA Power Generating Set at the State Liaison Office, Abuja.
The Commissioner told the press that the installation of the elevator and power generating set became very necessary in the five storey building to enhance its social and economic status and attract more prospective tenants.
Mr. Ugwoke also disclosed that over forty million, five hundred and sixty-nine thousand naira (
N40,569,770.00 is allocated for the fencing of the State Motor Mechanic Village at Akagbe Ugwu to facilitate movement of the mechanics to the village while more than forty-seven million naira ( N47,200,571.00) is for the renovation of the Old Eastern Nigeria Housing of Assembly.
He stated that the renovation work which will be through direct labour will not distort the original structure/outlook of the historical monument but will include renovation of the main building, fencing of the entire premises, renovation of the plant house and procurement of 60 KVA electric power generating plant.
Mr. Ugwoke stated that fifty million naira is for the 2013 annual inter-house sports competition in public secondary and technical schools in the state in keeping with Governor Chime’s administration to promote grass root sports.
He said that successes recorded during last years school sports competition whose products formed the nucleus of the team that represented the state at the last national sports festival in Lagos necessitated the huge investment in sports development.