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FEC approves N39.7bn for road maintenance, erosion control

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The Federal Executive Council Wednesday approved  N39.7 billion for road maintenance and award of contract for erosion/flood and pollution control accelerated intervention projects.

This was disclosed at the end of the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

While N20.925 billion is for road repairs and maintenance, N17.75 billion is for erosion/flood and pollution control projects.

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who briefed state house correspondents, said, “The memorandum we presented today was on behalf of FERMA (Federal Emergency Road Management Agency). FERMA is the parastatal of the Ministry of Works and Housing responsible for maintenance of federal roads.

“During the meetings of the Economic Sustainability Committee set up to manage the impact of COVID-19, one of the responsibilities of FERMA is to execute extensive labour works on road repairs and the budget of 2020 was then amended to deal with COVID impact.

“As a result of that, FERMA then had a total of 191 road repairs, road rehabilitation, road intervention projects nationwide. Ninety-two of those projects have been awarded by FERMA at its threshold level. 89 of them have been approved by the ministry at the ministerial tenders board threshold level.

“So, all of those projects are now being issued letters of award, mobilization, and others. Now, there are 10 that require to come to Federal Executive Council because of their financial threshold level. “Out of those 10 projects, three were presented today. So, those three presented and approved by council today was for Gasamu-Hamshi-Gogoram road in Yobe State for N14.528billion to MotherCat, the link road connecting Uneme-Tusamu-Odoga to Okpekpe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State for N991.851million, and Mamabu Donga Local Government Area road in Taraba South Local Government Area of Taraba State to Wishchina Engineering Limited for N6.397 billion.

“These are the late third quarter, early fourth quarter interventions to respond to the Covid-19 impact on the economy. This will tell you some of the things the Minister of Finance was saying that the Economic Sustainability Plan implementation is what will take us out of recession.

“So, you see efforts to do that and so many other departments doing different things. This is our responsibility.”

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said, “FEC gave approval for the award of contracts for emergency procurement of first and second quarters 2020 soil erosion/flood and pollution control accelerated intervention projects in favour of various contractors in the sum of N17.754,717,234.41 inclusive of 7.5 per cent VAT with various completion/delivery periods.

The contracts are the gully erosion and control contract along Ndam/Agbor road, Nnobi and Alor towns in Idemili/South Local Government Area, Phase two, Anambra State (to Telesis Limited) N.495,878,764 with the completion date of 18 months The erosion and flood menace beside Yem Kem House along Oye-Ifaki road, Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State awarded to Strabic Construction Ltd at the cost of N792,311,211.11) with completion of nine months The Somolu/Bariga Local Government Area, Akoka/Ilaje community, Akoka-Lagos flood, and erosion control project, Lagos State was awarded to Partibon Services Ltd at the cost of N1.786,146,630.98 and 10 months completion.

Others are “gully erosion control at Egbo-Ideh community, Ugheli South LGA, Delta State (Harris & Dome Nigeria Ltd.) N1,328,306,924.00 – 24 months “Gully erosion control and road improvement work in Darazo LGA, Bauchi State (Powerhill Construction Ltd.) N3,897,577,627.79 – 24 months “Gully erosion control works at Ladanal community, Nasarawa LGA, Kano State (U.Y.K. Nigeria Ltd.) N1,337,681,584.69 – eight-month.

“Devastating effect of gully erosion in Gboko township, Benue State (Gaffar Worldwide Resources Ltd.) N1.503,970.714.83 – 12 months “Erosion and flood control works in Wase and Bashar towns, Wase LGA, Plateau State (Global Legend Integrated Concept Ltd.) N1,687,162,328.95 – 14 months.

“Gully erosion control and road improvement work along Plot 1398, off Kainji Crescent and Katampe Extension, FCT, Abuja (IMB Corporate Synergy Ltd.) N555,569,610.76 – six months.

“Soil erosion, River channelisation and slope protection within Maitama District (Phase II, FCT, Abuja (Masarki Nigeria Ltd.) N1,887,495,486.63 – 12 months “Supply and installation of 12 on site flameless/smell-less incinerator (50kg) for the national blood transfusion centres in some federal medical centres and teaching hospitals (Black Wheel Multi-Links Ltd.) N823.677,900.00 – six months.”

Adesina said that a contract for the supply and installation of six containerised incinerators (250kg) for the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) one in each geo-political zone was awarded. It is a six-month project costing N658,938,450.00.

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Car lovers relish Chery’s special offers at Circle Mall Lekki display

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Car lovers relish Chery’s special  offers at Circle Mall Lekki display

 

Lovers of new modern cars are still talking about their experience at the recent spectacular display of Chery models at Circle Mall, Lekki, Lagos, from June 15 to 18, 2024, many days after the event.

Apart from the unique designs and features of the vehicles showcased at the place, they are particularly thrilled by the exclusive offers to customers including making a down payment of just five million naira (N5m) on any Chery vehicle and enjoying a special five per cent discount throughout June 2024.

This event was organized to celebrate the Guardian Day, a significant occasion in China dedicated to appreciating the love, care, and support parents provide their children.

The centerpiece of the display was Chery’s latest models – the Tiggo 8 Pro, Tiggo 4 Pro, and Tiggo 2 Pro.

Each vehicle attracted significant attention for its blend of cutting-edge technology, sleek design, and unparalleled performance, promising to captivate the Nigerian market, according to a statement by Carloha Nigeria.

It stated, “In conjunction with the celebration, Carloha Nigeria extended an exclusive offer to prospective buyers. Throughout June, customers can make a down payment of just five million naira on any Chery vehicle and enjoy a special 5% discount.

“This initiative is part of Carloha Nigeria’s commitment to making luxury and quality vehicles more accessible to the Nigerian public.”

In addition to the exclusive offers listed above, Carloha Nigeria also said it hoped to further enhance the customer experience with an impressive six years of free service and a comprehensive six-year warranty or 200,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.

This, it said, was to ensure that Chery owners could drive with confidence and peace of mind, knowing their investment has been well protected.

“We are confident that the Chery Tiggo 8, Tiggo 4, and Tiggo 2, will exceed expectations and set new standards in the Nigerian automotive market,” said Mr. Joseph Omokhapue, the Sales and Marketing Director for Carloha Nigeria. He further stated that “Guardian Day is a wonderful opportunity to honour the values of care and support, which resonate deeply with Chery’s commitment to our customers.

Visitors to the Chery display at Circle Mall were delighted with luxurious Chery-branded gift items, adding an extra layer of elegance, appreciation, and engagement for attendees.

The showcased models – the Tiggo 8 Pro, Tiggo 4 Pro, and Tiggo 2 Pro –are said to reflect Chery’s innovative design, advanced technology, and superior performance.

These vehicles are tailored to meet the diverse needs of Nigerian customers, offering a blend of luxury, efficiency, and durability, it stated

It noted that Carloha Nigeria’s presence at Circle Mall not only highlighted the brand’s impressive lineup but also reinforced its commitment to fostering strong relationships with customers through value-added services and customer-centric promotions.

It added that the event at Circle Mall was a resounding success, drawing large crowds and generating significant interest.

It stressed that Carloha Nigeria remains dedicated to providing exceptional value and service, continuing to drive forward the standard of automotive excellence in Nigeria.

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Toyota Nigeria hosts Toyota Motor Show in Lagos this week

Toyota (Nigeria) Limited (TNL) will this week treat its customers and fans to a special Toyota Motor Show in Lagos.
The three-day event holding from Thursday, June 27 to Saturday, June 29, 2024 at The Podium in Lekki, will provide an enabling environment for customers and prospects to interact closely with their vehicles and get more informed about the company’s after-sale services/products vis body and paints and allied products, vehicle service and spare parts.
The Motor Show, the company said, would feature test drive of different models, free vehicle diagnostics, as well as a full complement of after-sales services on the ground for customers to take advantage of.
Senior management staff of TNL will also be on the ground to meet with customers and prospective customers.
The event scheduled to hold from 10 am to 7pm daily, according to TNL, will “provide an enabling environment for our customers to touch and feel our array of wonders on wheels.
“We want our customers to take advantage of the topnotch services we offer, such as improving the interior of your vehicle and the body to look good as new.
“Body and paint products and spare parts will also be on sale. Special service package opportunity is part of the deal.”
The company advised motorists to visit the Toyota Motor Show and take advantage of the huge discounts on vehicle purchase and servicing of their vehicles, which would be applied immediately or locked in to be redeemed later.
Some of the Toyota models being distributed by Toyota (Nigeria) Limited and would also be on display at the Show are Belta, Starlet, Rumion, Corolla, Camry, Corolla Cross, Hiace bus, Hiace Ambulance, Coaster, Hilux ( Prerunner), Hilux with canopy, other Hilux options, Prado TX and LC 300 VX Turbo
Toyota Nigeria’s facilities and dealership network are spread across Nigeria, manned by a well-trained workforce to deliver top-notch service to customers across Nigeria.

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R.T. Briscoe begins conversion of vehicles to run on CNG/LPG 

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R.T. Briscoe begins conversion of vehicles to run on CNG/LPG 

R.T. Briscoe Plc has commenced conversion of petrol and diesel vehicles to run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

Group Managing Director of the company, Mr Seyi Onajide, disclosed this during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos.

He also unveiled a number projects embarked upon by the company including securing the approval of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise N10 billion through a savings and investments scheme.

Onajide said the automotive division of the conglomerate decided to set up a CNG/LPG conversion facility in line with the Federal Government’s CNG initiative (Pi-CNG).

“We started the conversion of petrol or diesel engine cars into CNG and LPG without government funding and we believe it is the future of automobile industry. We have successfully done that on some pick-up vehicles,” he said.

The R.T. Briscoe CEO said the company had submitted a proposal to the Presidential CNG committee.

“They invited us to participate in the CNG initiative. We believe that the average vehicle owner in Nigeria and even commuters can benefit from this initiative because it has a lot of benefits. It will save costs for the motoring public,” he said.

Onajide said the CNG conversion kits being used are manufactured in Europe with one of the best global rating standards .

He added that the automotive division of the R.T. Briscoe has well-trained technical and professional team that could handle the installation.

Even as he noted that the future looked promising, he observed the initiative could be impeded by the non-availability of CNG and LPG refilling stations and expressed support for a hybrid model.

He said, R.T. Briscoe had approached some corporate institutions that are fleet owners that have justifiable reasons to build gas-refilled plants on their premises.

According to him, until gas-refilling stations are readily available, CNG would be limited to big organisations that could house and store gas.

The highpoint of the event was the inspection with a test drive of the finished vehicles converted to run on CNG.

RT Briscoe Plc is engaged in the sales and servicing of Toyota vehicles, technical services, material handling and property development and management.

The Presidential CNG Initiative (Pi-CNG) is a component of the palliative intervention of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration directed at providing succour to the masses occasioned by the hardships of the fuel subsidy removal policy of the Federal Government.

With a projected $2.5 billion investment by 2027, the Presidential CNG Initiative plans to drive Nigeria towards a sustainable and prosperous future, where every citizen has the opportunity to thrive.

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