Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has released N35 million as 10 percent equity contribution for the purchase of 100 units of one- bedroom flats for civil servants .
Enugu Executive Council has approved the release N35 million as 10 percent equity contribution for the purchase of 100 units of one- bedroom flats for civil servants in the state civil service on grade level 01 to grade level 10 at Elim Estate, Ibagwa Nike, to alleviate their accommodation challenges.
While briefing the Government House Press at the end of the council’s meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House, the State Commissioner for Information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele noted that the beneficiaries of the housing scheme would emerge from a ballot system.
He explained that the process of selecting would-be beneficiaries would be such that all qualified and interested workers would participate, adding that the 90% balance to be paid by civil servants would be deducted from their salaries in such a way that it would not inconvenience them.
The commissioner who was accompanied in the press briefing by his Ministry of Works and Infrastructure counterpart, Engr. Patrick Ikpenwa and Commissioner for Transport Mr. Vitus Okechi noted that the payment will spread for 18 to 20 years.
While fielding questions from journalists, the commissioner noted that the balloting would be done at Okpara Square where everybody would witness what is being done, adding that it would be transparent. In his words, “It is not going to be the normal politics where you remove one ballot; we are not going to remove anything.”
He added that the 17 local government areas in the state would be adequately represented in the exercise The State Information Commissioner informed the press that the council has also approved the appointment of Diyoke Construction Company Limited for a consultancy services in the dualization of Opi – Nsukka road, following a request from the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr Patrick Ikpenwa. According to Dr. Udeuhele, the company was approved for the services based on it satisfactory past records in handling such projects.
In another development, the commissioner informed the press that the council approved the revalidation of the earlier approved rehabilitation of Airport – Round About – Orie Emene – St. Patrick’s College and Eke Obinagu roads at a contract sum of four hundred and forty-seven million, nine hundred and fifty-two thousand, one hundred and ninety-five naira, three kobo (N447,952,195.03) to enhance speedy construction of the road to alleviates the suffering encountered by the road users in the area.