Kogi Awards N1.4bn Contract for 500 Housing Units

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Kogi State Government has awarded contracts for the construction of 500 housing units for N1.4 billion.

The Commissioner for Information and Home Affairs, Alhaji Yabagi Bologi, told journalists yesterday shortly after the state executive meeting in Lokoja that the tender board had approved the construction of the 500 housing units for N1.4 billion to four competent companies.

He said that 300 of the houses would be located in Lokoja, the state capital, while the remaining 200 would be spread across the 20 local government areas of the state. Bologi said the houses comprise one, two and three bed-room flat.

The commissioner added that the contracts would be financed from the proceeds of the bond obtained by the state government.

According to him, the contracts were awarded to Fakojo Property Limited, Hacosa Construction Company, SAMA International Service Limited and Dorina Nigeria Limited.

Bologi also said that Kabba township road contract had been award to EEC International Limited for N289 million, while that of Ankpa township road was awarded to TEC Engineering Limited for N642 million with a completion period of four months.

The commissioner added that the state government had concluded arrangement to collaborate with Bio-Ethanol Company, Brazil, in the conversion of cassava into ethanol for domestic use as cooking fuel.


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