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Ecological Fund office needs N 3.4 billion for nationwide projects – SGF



Ecological Fund office needs N 3.4 billion for nationwide projects – SGF

He said EFO’s permanent secretary Dr Habiba Lawal told him the office needed around 3.4 trillion naira to execute projects nationwide.

According to the SGF, 234 of 280 projects nationally awarded by the federal government for implementation by the Office of the Ecological Fund (EFO) have been completed.

“In the meantime, 280 projects have been awarded by the federal government, of the 280, 234 have been completed and some have been ordered and handed over to the communities.

“Some that are not yet finished, the contractors are working on, some are in the process of being completed. I believe that entrepreneurs are mobilizing on construction sites.

“This effort is to show the administration’s determination to continue implementing all real government policies, agreements and contracts at the national and international levels.

“This aims to lay a solid foundation for our quest for a manly and prosperous nation on the path to unfettered development,” he said.

Mustapha said the project was the 18th ecological intervention approved by President Mohammadu Buhari for the third and fourth quarters of 2019.

According to him, the project will tackle the devastating effects of erosion and flooding in the hospital community.

Mustapha said the project will also bring relief to residents who have long suffered from the problems of ecological challenges.

Dr Habiba Lawal, EFO’s permanent secretary, said the project would serve the dual purpose of empowering the community to take over and exercise ownership.

Lawal advised the community to ensure the efficient maintenance and sustainability of the project.

She thanked SGF, the consultant, MM. Optimal Design Associates Ltd and the project contractor, Messrs. Masarki Nigeria Ltd, the management of the National Hospital for their hard work in ensuring the early completion of the project.

Dr Ja’afaru Momoh, chief medical director of the hospital, thanked the president for approving the project.

Momoh said the project avoided many of the erosion problems the hospital was facing, adding that the flooding had nearly engulfed the hospital’s cancer center.

He also thanked EFO and SGF for their efforts to ensure the implementation of the project.

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, advised residents to cherish the project by preventing the reckless dumping of waste into drainage canals.

Ehanire said the project saved the lives of both residents and patients as well as people visiting the hospital. (NAA)

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