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FG Commences Rehabilitation of Radio House

The Federal Government has commenced the first major rehabilitation of
the 14-Floor Radio House Complex in Abuja since it was constructed 33
years ago.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,
announced this on Monday in Abuja during a tour of the edifice under
rehabilitation.

“Since the Radio House was built about 33 years ago, this is the first
time the edifice is being given a major facelift,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed said the rehabilitation work, which was supposed to be
carried out in twelve weeks, was slowed down by the Coronavirus
outbreak.

He however said with the strict observance of the COVID-19 safety
protocols and the drafting of more workers to site, the contractor has
assured that the project will be delivered in a few weeks time.

“From what I am seeing in the model, in a few weeks’ time, we are
going to have a brand new Radio House,” the Minister said

He said the contract for the rehabilitation, which will be done in
phases, was awarded by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to
Messrs Blue Furniture at a cost of N449,565,505.88.

The scope of the project include: demolition and alterations of
aluminum roof, walls, tiles, paint and conduit pipes; Roof
construction and covering using ArmorThane coating; Supply and fixing
of steel doors and aluminium windows; Rehabilitation of three kones
Lifts/ Elevators; Supply and installation of 30Kva Ups for Lifts and
A/Cs; Removal and replacement of industrial air expellant system;
General repair of toilet and plumbing work and Supply and installation
of pole breakers ABB for High Tension and Low Tension Room.

Other components of the contract are: Fixing of LED corridor
spotlight; Finishing of floor, wall and ceiling internally; Repainting
and decorating internally; and Entrance refurbishment.

The Radio House Complex houses the Federal Ministry of Information and
Culture; Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and the Voice of
Nigeria.

The Minister was accompanied on the visit by the Permanent Secretary,
Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Deaconess Grace
Isu-Gekpe, and other management staff of the ministry.

Segun Adeyemi
Special Assistant To The President (Media)
Office of The Minister of Information and Culture
Abuja
24 Aug. 2020

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