Gombe State Executive Council on Thursday ratified over N1.1bn as the cost of maintaining regional water supply for the year 2022 and an additional N1.2bn for 2023 maintenance.
Disclosing this shortly after the 29th Executive Council meeting presided by Governor Muhammadu Yahaya, Commissioner for Water Resources Mijinyawa Yahaya, said the contract would improve water supply in the metropolis.
Yahaya said, “Council approved the contract for the operation and maintenance of Gombe Regional Water Supply scheme for the year 2022 to CGC Nigeria at the sum of 1,174,726,198.27
“Council approved the contract award for the operation and maintenance of Gombe Regional Water Supply scheme for the year 2023 at the sum of 1,233,462,508.18”
Also speaking, Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Abubakar Bappah, disclosed that Council also ratified the upgrade of a junction on the Gombe/Potiskum highway with a duration of four months for a contract sum of N1.7bn, adding “Council approved the upgrading of the road taking off at the junction of Gombe-Potiskum federal highway at the cost of 1,731,134,312.50 with a completion period of 4 months.”
“The council approved an upward review of compensation rates, investment on properties affected by road construction projects in Gombe state by 100 per cent,” Bappah added.
Also, Commissioner for Housing, Idris Kwami, explained that 550 housing units were approved at N4.7b, adding “Council also approved the award of contract for the construction of 550 housing units at the cost of 4,745,991,790.35.”
“These 550 housing units comprise of the following: 150 three-bedroom, 350 two-bedroom and 50 one-bedroom units, ” Kwami added.