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Enugu Government to Spend N221 Million on Solar-Powered Boreholes



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Enugu State Governor – Sullivan Iheanacho Chime

The Enugu State Executive Council, has approved the release of N221million for the construction of solar powered boreholes in nine Local Government Areas of the state.

The Commissioner for Information, Chuks Ugwoke announced this on Tuesday in Enugu while briefing journalists at the end of the meeting of the council.

He said the project would include completion, upgrade and rehabilitation of boreholes in the council areas.

He listed the benefiting council areas to include Ezeagu, Udi, Oji River, Igbo-Eze North and South, Nkanu East, Enugu East, Aninri and Igbo-etiti.

Ugwoke said the council also gave approval for the release of N740 million as counterpart funding to Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to control erosion in the state for five years.

The commissioner said the funds would be paid in installments over a five – year period.

He added that meeting also approved the release of N150 million to be paid as counterpart funding for 2015.

He said anN85.7 million contract was awarded for the installation of pavement delineation on 10 selected roads in the state.

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  1. Truth

    March 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Another ploy to steal government money. Who asked for a solar powered boreholes, when you can’t even fin an electrical one. The youths are jobless, and no healthcare, yet this man of all the problems he sees and knows exist wants to waste money to build ” solar powered” borehole, he is really sick and mentally unstable, and those that cheer him on are either as I’ll as him, or just plain stupid. May evil people live and breathe the consequences of their actions.

  2. Joyce

    March 13, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    He is looking for another avenue to loot the treasury of the state before leaving the government house.. As his days as the governor get closer and he couldn’t get nomination to go to senate, so he’s desperate…., borehole indeed!

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