By Abdullahi Mohammed
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N41.4 billion for the construction of a centre of excellence for environmental restoration in Kana Local Government Area of Rivers State., from the.
Minister of Environment, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buahri.
“I presented two memos, one was for the award of contract for the construction of a centre of excellence for environmental restoration in Kana Local Government Area of Rivers State in the sum of N41, 472, 263, 848.60 with a completion period of 24 months,” he said.
He said the centre is to facilitate an efficient and cost-effective approach to contamination management and environmental restoration as well as provide training on environmental remediation.
“The centre will contain an admin block, auditorium; research building as well as male and female dormitories, library and clinic among others,” he said.
He said the council also approved N for the construction of a specialist hospital in the sum of N18.3 billion for the people of Ogoni, also in Rivers State.