Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has awarded the reconstruction of Zone 8 – Barracks – Zango – GYB junction dual carriageway to Messrs CCECC Nig Ltd at the cost of over N4.7 billion.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Muhammed Onogwu, who disclosed this shortly after the State Executive Meeting in Government House, Lokoja, said the council has also ratified and awarded the construction of Material/Building Testing Laboratory (VIA E-Procurement) to Messrs Mathaus General Enterprises at the cost of over N59.67 billion
The CPS stated that the approval by SEC was premised on the need to establish a standard testing laboratory to boost monitoring of quality delivery of road works, building and structures by contractors or direct labour in the state.
According to him, other approvals included the construction of internal road networks at the Ajiolo-Ojaji Community Secondary School in Dekina local government area, expansion of internal road networks at the College of Health Sciences, Idah, and the expansion of internal road networks at the Zonal Hospital, Idah.
He added that the state government has also approved and directed the Ministry of Health for the supply of additional medical equipment at the Zonal Hospital, Idah and Prince Abubakar Audu University Teaching Hospital, Anyigba among others.