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FG completes 6 erosion projects in South East


jonathanABUJA – The Presidential Technical Committee set up by Goodluck Jonathan to assess Federal Government’s erosion projects in the South East said the government had completed six erosion control projects in the South Eastern part of the country.

Mr Emeka Eze, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Jonathan.

Eze, the head of the committee, said that the six were in the first phase of 15 projects awarded by the Federal Government to tackle erosion in the zone while the remaining nine were at various completion stages.

 The D-G said that the committee visited the project sites in the five states of the zone and wrote a report which he presented to the council along with recommendations.

“The report that was presented to council today was as at March 2013. At the time we visited the sites most of the projects were at the levels of 55 per cent to 60 per cent.

“As at today, the first phase of that project which was what we visited, virtually all of them have been completed.[eap_ad_2]

“I can say about six have been completed, 100 per cent. And the rest are at various stages of completion from 70 per cent to 90 per cent of the first phase.’’

Eze added that all the issues militating against the completion of the rest of the projects were highlighted and appropriate recommendations made by the committee.

 “All the issues militating against those projects have been highlighted.

“The Ecological Fund Office, that is a member of the committee, has started implementing parts of those recommendations.

“As a matter of fact most of those projects have almost been completed. Some are at various levels of completion, some 80 per cent, some 90 per cent at the first phase of those projects.

“I am very certain that within the next two to three months, phase one of those 15 projects would have been concluded and Mr president would have, true to type, delivered on his commitment to the South Eastern states.

“This is one of the states (regions) that is very dear to his heart and he has demonstrated it in more action than words through deployment of resources.’’

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