FEC Approves N500m For EFCC Facility Maintenance

The Federal Executive Committee (FEC) has approved N500 million for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to maintain its new 10-storey building.

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this after the FEC meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.

He added that EFCC also got N459 million approval for procurement of 700 computers, 100 laptops and 25 laser printers.

“They are expanding and need the vehicles for their operations. All the vehicles are from local assembly plants,” he said.

Shehu said FEC also approved five water patrol boats for the Nigerian Ports Authority, Marina, Lagos for”coastline security”.

Similarly, Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, said the council also approved the revised total estimated cost for the complete rehabilitation of the Cham dam and development of 100 hectares of irrigation in Balanga Local Government Area, Gombe State.

He said: “This is part of our efforts to complete projects we inherited which started in 2011 and suffered from supply of funds. Work stopped at about 65 per cent completion, but we need to complete it so we renegotiated the project with the contractors.

“We, therefore, brought request for augmentation for N612 million. The project is being handled by the Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority. It was originally constructed in 1982. It had to be reconstructed. The original contract cost was N832 million in 2011.”

He said the latest flood data indicated that the worst is over as the water level at Lokoja and Lagdo Dam in Cameroon dropped significantly.

He said:“I was able to brief council on the latest flood data. I was happy to report to council that as at Saturday, the water level at Lokoja had dropped by six centimetres and is still going down. The water level in Lagdo Dam in Cameroun is also going down.”

sahara reporters