Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dantata, others receive N25billion SURE-P payments


Nigerians have continued to experience hardship on the Lagos-Ibadan road


The Federal Government on Tuesday said it paid a total of N25billion to contractors handling various projects under the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme fund (SURE-P) in various locations across the country.

The beneficiary contractors include, Dantata & Sawoe Construction Nigeria Limited, which is handling the Abuja-Abaji-Lokoja road (Abuja-Sheda Junction) and the 510 kilometre Kano-Maiduguri (Kano-Wudil-Shuarin) road dualisation scheme; and China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) for the railway projects on Idu-Kaduna and Jebba-Kano rail line rehabilitation.

The Programme’s Office in Abuja said other companies paid for the SURE-P projects  in various parts of the country include Reynold Construction Co. for work on East-West Road section 3 (Port Harcourt-Eket) and Benin-Ore-Shagamu section 1; Esser West Africa for the Eastern rail line projects from Port Harcourt-Makurdi; Niger Construction Limited for Enugu-Onitsha road dualisation; Costain West Africa for railway rehabilitation from Jebba-Kano; and Messr Gitto Construzioni for work on Abuja-Lokoja road.

The SURE-P office disclosed further that the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme Committee has approved the appointment of workers supporting the programme on Maternal and Child Health in some states.

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