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Yuletide: Enugu intensifies action on road construction to ease movement

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State
Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State

Enugu State Executive Council has approved over N106 million for execution of various developmental projects in the state.

In a press briefing at the end of the council’s meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the State Commissioner for Information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, pointed out that out of this amount that the sum of N30 million is earmarked for the reconstruction of the new market roundabout – Onitsha Expressway and Agu Abor road which is a gateway to the state.

Dr. Udeuhele added that when the road is completed that it would help beef up the perception of people coming or going from Enugu, especially this period of yuletide and avert the impending road mishaps that may be caused by the single lane that is in use now.

The commissioner added that reconstruction of the road will put an end the activities of mechanics and welders who have turned the gateway into their workshops.

Dr. Udeuhele noted that the council equally approved the rehabilitation of Nawfia Street in Independence Layout at a contract sum of N25 million to ameliorate the suffering of the inhabitants of that area.

The commissioner who briefed the press along with the State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Patrick Ikpenwa informed the press that the council also approved the completion of concrete and block works and permanent fencing of the premises of Enugu State Medical Diagnostic Centre at a total contract sum of Fifty-one thousand, three hundred and fifty-five thousand, five hundred and six naira to Arab Contractors.

According to the commissioner, the council approved the draft of the2016 budget presentation to the State House of Assembly by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

He also noted that council finally approved a draft bill for a law to amend the State Citizens Right and Mediation Centre Law Cap 45 revised laws of Enugu State of Nigeria 2004 and directed that the draft bill be forwarded to the State House of Assembly.

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