Why Edo State Can’t Access N1.7 bn UBE Funds – Minister Of Works, Onolememen

Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, has said the inability of Edo State Government to make available its statutory share to the Universal Basic Education Fund is the reason the state is unable to access its share of the fund, which currently amounts to N1.7 billion, from the federal government.
The fund is support grant for uplifting primary education across the federation.
Onolememen urged the state government to quickly fulfil its obligation concerning the fund to the benefit of primary school pupils in the state. The minister spoke during an inspection tour of the Benin axis of the Benin-Auchi-Lokoja dualisation road project being done by the federal government. He also inspected ongoing construction at the Diamond Interchange., which he said at completion would ease flow of traffic at the Enyaen Bypass Flyover axis of the road. The dualised road, Onolememen said, would reduce hassles associated with long travel time and stop the flooding usually experienced on roads around the Court of Appeal, in Benin
Of the 47 Kilometres, phase I of the construction project, the minister said over 12 Kilometres, being the stretch between Benin and Ehor, awarded to Reynold Construction Company (RCC), at a cost of N35 billion, have been completed.

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