Makurdi - The Benue Government on Tuesday said
it had spent N805.5 million on the renovation of an office complex
and three Science and Technical Schools in the the state.
The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Anthony Onuh, said this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen in Makurdi.
"The government had spent N805,5 million on the renovation and
construction of the office complex in the ministry’s headquarters,
"The sum of N71,1 million was also used in the renovation
of another office complex in the ministry, while N208,9 million was
spent in the renovation of the Government Science and Technical College,
He said N278,1 million was also spent on the renovation of Science and
Technical School, Garagbohol and N267,4 million on Science and
Technical School, Otukpa.”
He said some of the projects were delayed due to increase in prices of some equipment required for the laboratories.
He said the school projects were ongoing and fell within the specified period of completion as contained in the contracts terms.
The commissioner said the projects were at completion stages, adding
that the schools were designed to boost the technological advancement of
the people of the state.
He said the state government had also installed Vsat equipment and Internet connectivity at a cost of N6,7 million in the three schools.
Onuh also said that the state government had concluded plans to provide solar street light in Gboko, Otukpo and Katsina-Ala before the end of the year.
He warned motorists against reckless driving to avoid damaging the
street light, saying that the state government would apply appropriate
sanctions against anyone found to damaged the lights through reckless
driving or vandalising them.