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FEC approves reconstruction of UN building for N5billion

Channels Television  
Updated November 21, 2012

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the rehabilitation and rebuilding of the United Nations building in Abuja for the sum of N5.153 billion.

The contract for the reconstruction has been awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria PLC.

Briefing state house correspondents after the council meeting on Wednesday, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, stated that the reconstruction of the building damaged in a  terrorist attack last year will create good will for the country.

He said that the building has been subjected to series of integrated tests following the terror attacks while the various agencies of the United Nations who were functioning from that building are currently accommodated in different parts of the FCT.

The federal government disclosed that the various developments that the United Nations agencies offer to the country makes it imperative for the government to fulfill the promise to reconstruct the building in 16 months’ time.