Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Niger Delta Gets 86 Percent of Govt Projects - N760 Billion [about $5 billion] for Jonathan's Zone, Zero for North-Central


Daily Trust
10 October 2011


The Niger Delta region is home to at least 86 per cent of projects approved by the Federal Executive Council between March and August, amounting to over N760 billion out of N883 billion contracts awarded during the period, according to documents published by the Bureau for Public Procurement.

The bureau last week published a 'List of Contracts Approved for Award by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) from March to August 2011.'

A review of the documents by Daily Trust revealed that contracts valued at N760 billion are located in the Niger Delta, home of President Goodluck Jonathan, while projects specifically located in the other parts of the country amount to about N52 billion.
The rest of the contracts worth about N70 billion, including e-passport contracts and purchase of ambulances for NEMA, are not with specific locations.

Details of the contracts showed that the Ministry of Niger Delta has 28 projects awarded at the cost of N408 billion.

Also, all the N333 billion contracts under the Ministry of Power are spread across the Niger Delta region; while the Niger Delta Development Commission has 10 contracts for infrastructural development in the oil region, totalling N23.7 billion.

But the entire North, minus the FCT, has projects worth only N16.4 billion,

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