The Fiscal Responsibility Commission, FRC will next week commence the first leg of its 2020 physical verification of selected federal government capital projects across the six geo-political zones of the country.
The projects earmarked for verification are those in the South-East and North-East zones with a total sum of one point six Trillion Naira.
This is contained in a statement by the Head, Strategic Communications Directorate of the FRC, Anyanwu Bede .
While addressing the verification teams in the Commission, the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Victor Muruako enjoined them to not only verify the actual existence of the projects but also monitor the progress of the work done so far.
Mr. Muruako who said the exercise would ensure government get value-for-money spent explained that the verification was also aimed at ensuring that government embark on projects that it had the ability to fund.
The Acting Chairman said the outcome from the exercise would be sent to the appropriate government agencies for further action.
Some of the projects earmarked for verification in the South-East include construction of main works for the 2nd Niger bridge linking Anambra and DeltaStates, Mbaise ring road intersection Owerri-Umuahia Road with drainage, Construction of Uzi-Uhabiri- Umuchime Orioji Ossah Community road Umuahia North of Abia State, Construction of Orie Lomara (Igwebuike) road Abia State, rehabilitation of outstanding section of Onitsha-Enugu Expressway: Amansea –Enugu State border, rehabilitation of Old Enugu Port-Harcourt road (Agbogugu-Abia border spur to Mmaku), Reconstruction of Elele –Owerri road, Construction of road with link bridge (Onukpaka) between Okwu Ikeduru nd Ogwuma Community Ahiazu Mbaise in Imo State, Upgrading equipment of rental dialysis centre, Completion of a two story Ward Block, Completion of construction of MRI Building and Equipping, Construction of Specialist Out-patient Building Complex, Abakaliki Amasiri 132kv Dc line and Construction of Town Hall Ezieche Awulu.
Projects to be verified in the North West are Abu Zaria Water Project, Completion of Renovation/Facelift of Female ward, Male ward, Pharmacy Blocked Conveniences, Construction of Administrative block with concrete facia and construction of Sanitary and Quarter Guard at Futua Area Command Head Quarters in Katsina, Construction of bedroom SPO’s and boys quarters with concrete facia and construction f Main Rank and file Quarters with concrete facia at Funtua Command Headquarters in Katsina State. Rehabilitation of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Katangora-Makera Section in Sokoto / Kebbi States. Completion, furnishing and equipping of Dialysis Centrein Zamfara State