EXCO Notes: New Military Base for Ehor in Uhunmwode LGA
*Ikpoba Okha LGA gets new Town Layout
*Ossiomo Power to be extended to EBS, GSTC, Others
The Edo State Executive Council chaired by the Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, met on Wednesday, June 22, and approved three memos after extensive deliberations.
Speaking to journalists in Government House, Benin City, the State capital after the weekly meeting, the Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Adaze Emwanta, said:
“The first memo was an approval for a detailed master plan for a new town layout in ward 9 in Ikpoba-Okha LGA of the State. It was presented by the Ministry of Physical Planning, Urban and Regional Development and the contract is worth N750 million.”
Adaze explained that the second Memo “Was for the construction of the forward operating base of the Nigerian Army, in Ehor, Uhunmwode local council. This is part of the Edo State Government’s support to the Nigerian Army to stem the problem of insecurity in that axis. The EXCO approved the construction of that forward operating base for N646 million.”
The third memo according to the Commissioner “was for the ‘Operation Light Up Edo Project’ and to extend power from OSSIOMO Independent Power Project to some strategic public locations, namely: the Government Science and Technical College; the Edo State Ministry of Education in Iyaro, and the Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS) at Aduwawa as well as to light up some areas in Benin City with street lights, and the amount for the project is N476.7 million.”