Enugu Exco moves to fast-track projects development
The Enugu State Executive Council has approved the release of One hundred and eighty-four million, four hundred and seventy-six thousand, one hundred and thirty-five naira, ninety-eight kobo (N184,476,135.98) for various developmental projects in the state.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele in a press briefing at the end of the council meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House,
Dr. Udeuhele noted that out of this amount, the sum of Fifty-nine million, nine hundred and ninety thousand, six hundred and seventy-one
naira was approved for the completion of the state government counterpart funds for the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
State Track Project Fund to consolidate the gains of the MDGs in the state.
According to the commissioner, payment of the counterpart fund would also prepare good grounds for commencement of the sustainable development goals of the state.
Commissioner Udeuhele added that the sum of Fifty million, one hundred and seventy-nine thousand, four hundred and sixty-four naira,
ninety-eight kobo was approved by the council as the 50% government counterpart contribution for payment of disengaged staff of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) to alleviate the problems of the affected staff.
He added that the council equally approved that the state Ministry of Housing should release the sum of seventy-four million, three hundred and six thousand naira (N74,306,000) for payment of the outstanding balance to land owners at Satellite Estate Akpoga Nike, Enugu and to construct an internal earth road network, security post, and perimeter fence wall in the estate.
The council also re-authorized the establishment of the State One Stop Investment Centre (ESOSIC) to boost investment potentials of the state.
The state information boss also said that the council approved the construction of 9th Mile Mega Estate through public private partnership initiative and directed the Ministries of Justice and Lands to collaborate with the Ministry of Housing in the perfection of title and legal documents to forestall any hindrance.