By CrossRiverWatch Admin
Our newsroom can exclusively report that the office of the Special Adviser Technical (COS) according to the 2019 budget of Cross River State is expected to spend N334,693,780,685.32.
In 2018 N429,193,780,685.32 was approved and spent by the office. Dualization of Calabar-Odukpani inclusive of Odukpani-Spagheti flyover in 2018 cost the State N18,000,000,000.00 while this year N16,000,000,000.00.
Maintenance of site vehicle had same amount (N5,500,000.00) approved in 2018 and 2019. Purchase of personnel protective equipment for Government officials and ad-hoc staff working at super highway and deep seaport sites also got same amount (N10,000,000.00) approved for both years.
Deep seaport clearing took N2,662,684,000.00 in 2018 and same in 2019. Dredging works at the deep seaport this year will take N80,000,000,000.00 while last year it got N88,000,000,000.00. The transaction advisory services for super highway and deep seaport each gulped N15,000,000,000.00 last in 2018, same figure is what is approved for 2019.
Also, the construction of Ikom bridge (super highway) got N15,000,000,000.00 for 2018 and 2019. The feasibility study, design and construction of Calabar – Ogoja – Ikom to Katsina –Ala super highway for last year took N304,416,037,980.00 while this year N219,916,037,980.00 is the approved sum. Road marking, signage and kerbs painting N10,000,000.00 for last year and this year.
Landscaping/asphalting of Governor’s House and Office premises for 2018 and 2019 cost N25,000,000.00 for each year. Critical emergency intervention on infrastructure got N80,000,000.00 for last year and this year.
Training of ad-hoc staff and artisans for deep seaport cost the Government N30,000,000.00 for 2018 and same in 2019. Decoration of interior office of Governor’s reception for last year was N3,500,000.00 and will cost same this year.
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