Vanguard (Lagos)

20 November 2012

Nigeria: Bayelsa to Spend N6 Billion On Schools' Renovation

Yenagoa — Bayelsa State Government is to spend about N6bn to renovate, upgrade and reconstruct schools' facilities as part of plans to revitalise the education sector which was crippled by the recent flood.

Governor Seriake Dickson who disclosed this yesterday at the State Transparency Initiative monthly press briefing, said contractors handling critical projects in the state had been ordered to return to site since the flood had receded.

He said the government's drive to address the decay of public infrastructure, especially schools, was slowed down by the flood.

The governor, who explained that the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, had awarded N3.5 billion contract for 300 schools, added that the Ministry of Education would, in the next few days, award contracts for another 200 schools valued at about N1.9 billion.

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