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FG picks Blue Furniture for N449m Radio House rehabilitation

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The Federal Government has awarded contract for the rehabilitation of the Radio House Complex in Abuja to Messrs Blue Furniture at a cost of N449,565,505.88.

The contract by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing will be in phases. It is the first major rehabilitation of the 14-floor complex since it was constructed 33 years ago.

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The scope of the project include: demolition and alterations of aluminum roof, walls, tiles, paint and conduit pipes; roof construction and covering using ArmorThane coating; supply and fixing of steel doors and aluminium windows; rehabilitation of three kones lifts/ elevators; supply and installation of 30Kva UPS for lifts and airconditioners; removal and replacement of industrial air expellant system; General repair of toilet and plumbing work and Supply and installation of pole breakers ABB for high tension and low tension room.

Other components of the contract are: fixing of LED corridor spotlight; finishing of floor, wall and ceiling internally; repainting and decorating internally; and entrance refurbishment.

The complex houses the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and the Voice of Nigeria.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who disclosed this recently during a tour of the edifice said: “Since the Radio House was built about 33 years ago, this is the first time the edifice is being given a major facelift,” he said.

Represented by the Special Assistant to the President (Media) Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi, the minster said the rehabilitation work, which was supposed to be carried out in 12 weeks, was slowed down by the coronavirus outbreak.
He, however noted that with the strict observance of the COVID-19 safety protocols and the drafting of more workers to site, the contractor has assured that the project will be delivered in a few weeks time.

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