Nigeria approves N900m for infrastructure development in capital city, Abuja

Nigerian government on Wednesday approve a new National Anti-Corruption Strategy as part of her effort to defeat curb the menace and deliver the dividends of democracy to its citizens.

Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami disclosed this at a press briefing on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

“The anti-corruption strategy that has now been approved by the Federal Executive Council is intended to strengthen the enforcement and sanctions.

“So arising from this understanding, Ministries, Department, Agencies, Legislature, Judiciary, Civil Society groups and Religious bodies have all come together at a forum and developed a National Anti-Corruption Strategy which is intended to be a guide or a roadmap for the enhancement and sanctions processes associated with anti-corruption.

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“That policy has now been developed by all these components and was today presented to FEC for approval. Incidentally FEC approved the strategy and the roadmap is now that of implementation of the strategy towards the direction of collective buy-in as it relates to enforcement and sanctions relating to anti-corruption crusade and drive.”

Also approved by council were contracts to the tune of N900 million for infrastructure development in the Federal Capital Territory.

The contracts include a N242 million engineering infrastructure design for ring roads, N184 million Kabo District housing engineering design contract, a N241 million sewage line contract and a N233 water treatment and connecting pipelines engineering design contract aligned to the Abuja Water Master Plan.

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