Ebonyi govt releases N700m to university
• Traditional rulers to get one duplex each
Ebonyi State government has approved the immediate release of N300 million promised by the immediate past administration and other funds amounting to N700 million to Ebonyi State University (EBSU).
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Jude Okpor, disclosed this, in Abakaliki, yesterday, after the Executive Council meeting. He noted that Governor Francis Nwifuru approved the construction and rehabilitation of eight roads in parts of the state, which have been in deplorable conditions.
Okpor further stated that the council also approved the construction of a befitting duplex for each traditional ruler in fulfillment of the governor’s campaign promise.
The roads to be rehabilitated, according to him, include 41km Road from Obubara Junction to Oferekpe; 19km Obvudechi – Iziogo Road; 31. 827km Oferekpe- Agbaja Road; 12.81km Ishieke Odomoke Ekebiligwe – Isophu – Nworie Road; 1.3km Ebonyi Agro Dealers Market road; Ogboenyi, off Ndibe beach Road; Afikpo, Itara-Dr. Akanu Ibiam-Oyoyo-Erei Road and Alo Street to Unity Square Road.
The Commissioner also disclosed that the council approved upward review of EBSU monthly subvention from N150 to N200 million.
He said: “Council approved the release of N300 million promised by the immediate past administration to the state university. The total sum of N700 million will be released to EBSU.
“Council also approved construction of a befitting duplex for each traditional ruler in the state in fulfillment of Nwifuru’s campaign promise.
“Finally, the council approved the purchase of vehicles for executive council members, House of Assembly members and security agencies.”
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