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MDAs get N20bn for electricity, local contractors

• FG earmarks N16.7bn as refund for Yola Disco

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja

The Federal Government plans to settle the electricity bills of its ministries, departments and agencies with N5bn and offset the debts of local contractors with N15bn in 2021.

It also plans to settle ex-workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways with N5.75bn next year.

These were contained under the served wide vote section of the 2021 Appropriation Bill that was submitted to the National Assembly by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), last week.

The government also earmarked N25bn for special intervention under the service wide vote section of the bill, while refund for the acquisition of Yola Electricity Distribution Company got N16.7bn.

In August, indigenous contractors had staged a protest at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to kick against the non-payment of their N18bn contract sum by the ministry.

The Publicity Secretary, Local Contractors of Nigeria, Dandy Rowland, told journalists that the affected firms executed contracts for various ministries, departments and agencies, but their pay had been delayed by the finance ministry.

“They once told us that N18bn had been released to pay us and they announced to the world on July 8, 2020, that the finance ministry would pay local contractors between seven to 14 days from the date of the announcement but nothing has been done,” Rowland said.

But the Special Adviser on Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Yunusa Abdullahi, had told our correspondent that the verification of the claims was ongoing.

He said, “The ministry eventually met with them and explained to them that the verification process takes time. There are a lot of documents that we have to verify in order to know those who really did one or

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Bohnett Park to Close for Renovation, Storm Water Treatment Project | Local News

October 12, 2020
| 12:10 p.m.

Bohnett Park in Santa Barbara is scheduled to close beginning Thursday, Oct. 15 for construction of a park improvement and storm water treatment project.

The park improvement project, developed with extensive community input, includes the installation of new turf and landscaping, irrigation, picnic tables along Old Mission Creek, barbecue grills, trash and coal receptacles, accessible park entrance and walkways, and new streetscape fencing.

“Bohnett Park is a key recreational area for the Westside,” said Parks and Recreation director Jill Zachary. “We are pleased to be moving forward with a project that will make the park more usable for all.”

The storm water improvement portion of the project includes the installation of underground gravel filled chambers that will capture, treat and infiltrate storm water runoff from the neighborhood surrounding Bohnett Park.

Retaining the storm water on site and allowing it to slowly infiltrate into the ground will help improve water quality in Old Mission Creek.

Civic Construction Associates be doing the construction work, which is expected to take about three months. Work will take place 7 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. The upper park area along San Andres Street will remain open during construction.

The project is funded by a Community Development Block Grant, the city of Santa Barbara General Fund, and by hotel visitors through Measure B.
 
For more information on park improvements, contact Keven Strasburg, 805-897-1906 or [email protected] For more on the storm water project, contact George Johnson, 805) 897-1958 or [email protected]
 

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Roofing Contractor in High Point NC Gets Accreditation and A+ Rating from Local BBB

HIGH POINT, NC / ACCESSWIRE / October 12, 2020 / Grace Roofing And Construction LLC – HP, a company offering roofing services for homeowners and other property owners in the High Point, North Carolina and neighboring areas, has announced that they have recently received an accreditation and an A+ rating with their local BBB. This roofing company High Point NC residents can go to is also an Owens Corning Preferred Contactors and a Velux Skylight 3 Star Installer. The company is fully insured and provides workmanship warranties on all work provided.

A spokesperson for Grace Roofing says, “High Point, NC homeowners choose us for all their residential roofing needs and commercial roofing projects, and our team doesn’t take that lightly. We work hard to deliver a quality roofing service for residential commercial clients and provide a customer experience you can rely on. Our recent accreditation with our local BBB and our A+ rating demonstrate our focus on quality and customer satisfaction.”

Grace Roofing also provides 30-point detailed roof inspections for $129 with a $100 credit towards future repairs should the roof need any at the time of inspection or 6 months from the initial inspection. They would like to advise homeowners and other property owners to have their roofs inspected during the fall season before the winter sets in. This is because when winter comes, the roof may need to support ice buildup and heavy snow loads. However, if the roof happens to have a weakened or damaged part, this may worsen or cause the roof to fail. If there are any issues about the roof that have not been detected during the fall season, the roof may sustain some serious damage during the winter, which is certainly inconvenient because of the extremely cold temperatures.

It should be noted that

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