Kebbi State Governor, Dr. Nasir Idris, has inked a groundbreaking N10 billion Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from two prominent companies to revitalize the state-of-the-art ultra modern secretariat complex in Birnin Kebbi.
The signing of the N10 Billion MOU to revitalize the secretariat complex took place shortly after the inaugural State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in the Government House’s council chamber. It underscores Governor Idris’ commitment to streamlining the civil service and enhancing the working conditions of state employees. The project is ready to transform the working environment and foster greater efficiency, ultimately reducing uncertainty among workers.
The Completion Date For The N10 Billion Secretariat Complex Project.
Governor Idris urged the contracted companies to meet the 18-month contractual timeline. He asserted his vision for the critical project, emphasizing the dedication to establish a conducive workspace for employees. The N10 Billion secretariat complex initiative aligns with an unwavering commitment to provide the best for the workforce.
Providing historical context, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba-Bena, the Kebbi State Head of Service, recounted the project’s evolution. Rockwell Nigeria Limited received the initial award for the undertaking in 2013, valuing it at N3.8 billion. Due to fluctuating commodity prices, the cost was subsequently adjusted to N7.7 billion in November 2014. The project had achieved a 50 percent completion stage by December 2015 before abandonment.
MTECH Universal Concept Limited and ZBCC Limited were the subsequent recipients of the re-awarded N10 Billion secretariat complex project. They have divided the extensive initiative into “Lot A and Lot B,” leading to a total expenditure surpassing N10 billion, and projecting an expected completion period of 18 months.
The signing of this significant N10 Billion MOU to revitalize the secretariat complex marks a momentous step towards fostering a more effective and conducive workspace for the state’s civil service, demonstrating Governor Idris’ dedication to advancing Kebbi State’s infrastructure and the well-being of its workforce.