The Enugu State Government has awarded contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of more roads in the state at the cost of over N1.170 billion.
After the meeting of the State Executive Committee (EXCO), the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Greg Nnaji, disclosed that the new road projects include the constructions of Achi Akpa –Daughters of Divine Love (DDL) Juniorate Main Entrance, Abakpa-Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area; Colliery Avenue to Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Headquarters, Enugu North L.G.A, and Reconstruction of Ezenwani Akpaka and Isukwuato Street/Ogui road, Asata Enugu at the cost of N46.309m, N32.348m and N19.996m, respectively.
Other projects include the re-awarded contract for the completion of Orie Emene-Adoration Ground road (Adoration Ground section), Emene, Enugu East L.G.A and the extension of Nkwo Inyi-Akpugo Eze- Anambra State border road in Oji River L.G.A, at the cost of N418.654m and N653.268m, respectively.
Nnaji explained that the contractor handling the Orie Emene-Adoration Ground road withdrew formally, which required the council to re-award the contract to another construction company.
In a similar development, the state government, in a bid to reposition the Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu to meet with the standard befitting of its three-star status and generate revenue, dissolved the Board of the hotel to enable the government carry out renovation works, accordingly.
The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Rita Mbah, said following the dissolution of the Board of the establishment, the council directed her ministry to take over the management of the hotel pending the constitution of a proper management.
Ms. Mbah added that the government planned to embark on extensive renovation of the hotel and put all the facilities in place to bring it up to standard to generate revenue for the state as well as explore its potentials for public-private partnership.
From Premium Times