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Minister Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma making a remark during the 2016 Budget of Change Breakdown Presentation, held at the State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa Abuja on Tursday, May 12, 2016. PHOTO: Philip Ojisua

Minister Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma making a remark during the 2016 Budget of Change Breakdown Presentation, held at the State House Conference Centre, Presidential Villa Abuja on Thursday, May 12, 2016. PHOTO: Philip Ojisua

The sum of N 362.639 billion has been earmarked for spending in key critical infrastructure upgrade in the 2016 spending plan according to figures reeled out yesterday by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma.

According to the highlights of major projects approved for execution in the 2016 N6.06 trillion, roads and bridges are to take N134.4 billion; power projects, N9.22 billion; railways projects, N150 billion; aviation projects, N5.725 billion ; water project! N 7.158 billion ; housing,N35.6 billion; agriculture, 5.420 billion, education, N3:215 billion and health, N13.9 billion.
Some of the snapshot as follows:

Road and bridges
Over 40 projects spread across the geopolitical zones, including :
.N13 billion for dualisation of Kano-Maiduguri road ( section I-V)
. N8.7 billion reconstruction and pavement strengthening of sections of Benin-Sagamu Expressway
.N14.2 billion for the construction of Oju/.Loko Oweto bridge to link Loko and Oweto with approach roads and Oshengbudu- Oweto road.
.N13 billion for concession of second Niger Road
.N6 billion for dualisation of Odukpani – Itu- Ikot Ekpene Road in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states
.N4.8 billion for rehabilitation Ilorin -Jebba – Mokwa- Bokari road
.N8.8 billion for rehabilitation of So,Oti- Tambwual Kontogora -Makira Road
.N40 billion for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway ( section1)
.N2.8 billion for completion of Gombe -Numan -Yolanda road, phase 11
.N5 billion for the rehabilitation of of Apapa -Oshodi -Oworoshoki Road
.N2.6 billion for dualisation of Kano -Katsina road phase one
.N6 billion for dualisation of Ibadan- Ilorin section one
.N5.5 billion for rehabilitation of Enugu – Onitsha Road
.N2 billion for dualisation of Sapele -Agbor -Ewu Road ( Section 1)

Power projects
Several Projects designed to optimise and deliver consistently 7,000 MW of power of which highlight are :
.N5.5 billion for construction of 215 MW gas power plant
.N13.2 billion for construction of 2x60MVA connection of Guarara to national grid
.N235.7 million for coal to power development in Enugu, Benue Gombe and Kogi
.N303.9 million for the completion of ITC /TDN and installation of injection and distribution substation

Railway projects
Several projects with a view to building a national rail network to move goods / people across the country , among which are :
.N8.5 billion for the completion of Itakpe- Ajoukuta – Warri 326 KM rail track and structures
.N18.3 billion for the completion of Abuja ( Idu) – Kaduna 186.5km single track rail line
.N60 billion counterpart funding for Lagos-Kano standard gauge rail line
.N60 billion counterpart funding for Calabar -Lagos standard gauge rail line
.N3.2 billion for provision of power, water, station building , fence etc for rail lines

Aviation projects
Several projects designed to improve the security of airports and airspace, including:
. N432.5 million for procurement and illumination of navigational aids at Kano, Jos, Minna, Maiduguri and Port Harcourt
. N865 million for procurement and installation of airfield lightening system in Port Harcourt, Kano, Lagos, Kaduna, Sokoto, Yobe, Akure
. N1.06 billion for airside rehabilitation of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja
. N497.5 million for construction of terminal building at Enugu Airport
. N2 billion for purchase of calibration aircraft and equipment
. N870.4 million for procurement, illumination and flood lightening of 16 airports

Water projects
Several projects designed to improve water supply for agriculture, power, drinking and sanitation nationwide, highlights of which are:
. N232.1 million for construction of Hadejia valley irrigation project
. N204.2 million for supply/installation of pressurised/centre pivot irrigation system nationwide
. N232.13 million for rehabilitation of Adani irrigation project
.N100 million for World Bank assisted urban water sector reform project
. N200 million for ADB assisted rural water supply/sanitation initiatives
.N1.2 billion for construction of dam embankment, spillway, inlet and outlet structures at Jare earth dam
. N1.5 billion construction of dam embankment at Kashimbila dam
.N989.46 million for construction Dam Embankment at Adada River Dam
. N1 billion for construction of dam embankment at Ile-Ife
.N500 million for construction of dam embankment at Galma dam
.N1 billion for construction of 200nos. solar motorised boreholes nationwide

Housing projects
. N35.6 billion for construction of 1,973 blocks of 7,068 housing units in six geo-political zones and FCT

Agriculture projects
Several projects in pursuit of the nation’s goal of self-sufficiency/food security, including:
. N1.3 billion for construction of rehabilitation of rural roads
. N1.3 billion for support to 187,500 farmers
.N939.7 million for extension services
. N940 million for development of strategic grazing reserves
.N940 million for price stabilization/buy-back/price guarantee scheme

Education projects
Several initiatives towards improving standards and access to education nationwide, including:
. N342.1 million secondary schools quality assurance programme across six geo-political zones
. N817.1 million for statutory visitation and monitoring of 90 federal tertiary institutions
. N2.1billion for servicing ongoing and new local and foreign scholarships

Health projects
Several programmes/projects designed to significantly improve health indices across the nation, highlights of which are:
.N12.6 billion for vaccines, devices and operations programmes for polio, measles, yellow fever etc.
. N1.3 billion counter-part contributions for procurement and distribution of antiretroviral drugs and contraceptive commodities.



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  • Kokoman

    What we will like to see next are the project documents for each of these projects – from concept, feasibility design parameters, programme for their constructions and timescales, the contractors and the engineers and/or involved, the markups, which segment of the projects have been set aside for local content requirements; how it is intended to carry out a life cycle analysis for us to get what we have bargained for. These are among the details we need to monitor each of these “Capital projects for your community.”