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We’ll continue to fund Minna stadium until May 29 –Aliyu

Posted: Apr 23, 2015 at 12:15 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chinwendu Nnadozie / Snr Correspondent, Minna 


Niger State governor, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has said his administration will continue the funding of the Minna stadium project until he hands over to the new administration on May 29.

Aliyu gave the assurance when he visited the site on a facility tour of the stadium at Rafin Yashi Ward, Minna.

He expressed satisfaction that work was going on smoothly despite some technical issues.

The level of work at site had amply demonstrated his administration’s commitment to projects it had undertaken, the Governor said.

He said the projects are of benefit to the people of the state, adding that government had already released over N600 million to the contractor handling the project as mobilisation fee of which 10 percent work has already been executed on the site.

The Commissioner in charge of the project,  Garba Tagwai, had earlier told Aliyu that the contractor has demonstrated commitment towards completion of the project judging from the level of work done so far within a limited time frame.

He said the contractor has placed order for vital equipment that would ensure the completion of the project and is requesting for N288 million to enable them to make the final payment for the clearance of the equipment.

Completion of the on-going stadium project, he said, would enable sports men and women in Niger State to compete favorably during national and international competitions, especially in the field of football. The Governor also visited the Nigerian Air Force Primary School, Minna, which the state government constructed and donated to the barracks.

He directed that the school should be fenced in the next 40 days.