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Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed says that President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has completed 263 green projects across the country.
Mohammed briefed correspondents from the House of Representatives after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mr. Buhari is in Banjul, The Gambia, for the inauguration of President Adama Barrow, who was re-elected for a second term.



The minister said the administration had intervened in 291 green projects so far.
“There were two memos submitted on behalf of the president;  First of note is the council's approval for the award of contracts for the 2022 emergency procurement accelerated soil erosion, flooding and pollution control intervention projects (first and second quarters).
“Surely you knew that there is an office of ecological projects that intervenes periodically;  controls soil erosion and flooding in favor of the states.
“The Office of Ecological Projects receives reports of serious threats to the community and the land and it is instructive to point out that during this administration we have intervened at least 291 projects.
Buhari govt executed 263 ecological projects across Nigeria — Lai Mohammed

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed says that President Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration has completed 263 green projects across the country.

Mohammed briefed correspondents from the House of Representatives after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Mr. Buhari is in Banjul, The Gambia, for the inauguration of President Adama Barrow, who was re-elected for a second term.

The minister said the administration had intervened in 291 green projects so far.

“There were two memos submitted on behalf of the president; First of note is the council’s approval for the award of contracts for the 2022 emergency procurement accelerated soil erosion, flooding and pollution control intervention projects (first and second quarters).

“Surely you knew that there is an office of ecological projects that intervenes periodically; controls soil erosion and flooding in favor of the states.

“The Office of Ecological Projects receives reports of serious threats to the community and the land and it is instructive to point out that during this administration we have intervened at least 291 projects.

“Of which 263 have been completed and delivered to the beneficiary communities and institutions, while a total of 28 are in various stages of execution,” he said.

He said that 14 green projects were approved by the FEC at the meeting.

Mohammed listed the projects as flood and erosion control works around the Trans-Nkisi Federal Housing Estate at 33 Road, Onitsha, Anambra State to the tune of N939.1 million with a completion period of six months.

“Two reinforced concrete canals in Uburu Phase 2, Ebonyi State; this was awarded to the tune of N1.97 billion with a completion period of 18 months.

“Three, Erosion and Flood Control Project for Ado-Ekiti and Ilejeme and Oye Local Government Area of ​​Ekiti State for N1.15 billion with a completion period of 14 months.

“There is also the flood control and erosion/road improvement works in Ogbomosho for N978 million with a completion period of 18 months.

“There are road and flood control works along the Ugbodu-Wodu highway, Aniocha Northwest in Delta state with a completion period of six months to the tune of N938 million,” it said.

According to him, there is also the control of the erosion of the ravines in the northeast of Ovia, Edo state, for the sum of N878 million with an execution period of 18 months.

He mentioned the flood and erosion control works of the city of Lassa, Askira/Uba de Borno local government area for N844 million with a completion period of 12 months.

“We have the flood control in Alagano, Bade local government area of ​​Yobe state to the tune of N1.97 billion with a completion period of 18 months.

“Flood control through the reconstruction of the Falankawa Dam and its gate structures for irrigation in the Ajingi Local Government Area in Kano State for N632 million with a completion period of eight months.

“We have drainage, sewer, environmental and land reclamation construction in Wurno/Rabah constituency, Sokoto state; that goes for N552 million with a completion period of 12 months.’

The minister listed Gusau town ravine erosion work in Zamfara, which had been awarded for N879 million in a 16-month completion period.

It also listed the road improvement and erosion flood control works in Oturkpo in Benue state to the tune of N931 million and the completion period is six months.

“There is also the erosion control and road improvement works from Wasa to Wuse, Central FCT, in Phase 2 of FCT for the sum of N2.8 billion and has a duration of 14 months.

“Finally, there is the supply and installation of (1) 18 meter 250 kg flameless and odorless diesel incinerator for the Abuja National Hospital to the tune of N159 million for the six month construction period.

“You will notice that these projects are divided into the six geopolitical zones; we have two in the South-East, two in the South-West, two in the South-South; the northeast has two, the northwest has three; North-Central and the FCT, has three.

According to him, the only thing to add here is that most of these projects, once completed, are handed over to the beneficiary communities.

“It can be state, it can be local government, the intervention of the Office of Ecological Projects is massive and it is enormous.

“If we can complete 261 in six years, what it shows is an average of 40 or more each year,” he said.

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