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FCT to build N2.5b houses for VP, National Assembly officers

The Federal Government will spend N2.5 billion this year to design and build the homes of the Vice-President and presiding officers of the National Assembly. 

The beneficiaries among the National Assembly are Senate President, Deputy Senate President, the House of Representatives Speaker and his deputy.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has earmarked another N2.5 billion for the “construction of cultural centre and a millennium tower”.  

This is contained in this year’s budgetary breakdown for the FCT ministry’s capital expenditure. 

The proposal shows that the designing and construction of the Vice-President’s home will cost N1 billion while the “designing and construction of National Assembly’s presiding officers residence” will cost the nation N1.5 billion. 

The FCT is proposing the construction of “National Assembly complex, Phase III, Parts II and III, Abuja N500,000,000 and for the “construction of federal ministry’s building Plot 08 for  N250,000,000″.  

The FCT ministry also plans to spend N316,000,000 for the “completion of federal ministry’s building Plot 04, phase II”.     

Besides, the FCT administration has said it would spend N895,818,621 for the “construction and equipping of a 220-bed Utako district hospital”. 

In this year’s 2012 budget, the Ministry of Special Duties has proposed the procurement of office furniture and equipment (photocopying machine at N2million; two giant photocopying machines at N500,000 each and the procurement of office furniture and fittings for the “…Minister’s office, permanent secretary’s office, directorate officers and other staff as well as rugging the offices of the ministry at N9.7million”. The ministry will spend N20,000,000 on this exercise.

It has also proposed the “purchase of computers and accessories (2gb) vandixk; five printer (2015) at N50,000 each; a colour printer (hp lj3380) at N1.2million; a digital scanner (8290) at N1million; two xp operating system at N400,000 each; and internet-based anti-virus at N1.5million”.

The total is put at N35,000,000.  

The budget breakdown also shows that the ministry plans to procure specialised e-library, books, equipment, ICT (upgrading and equipping with necessary modern software and hardware for N45,000,000.

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