THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS (UN), MR BAN KIMOON (L) AND
PERMANENT SECRETARY, FCT, MR JOHN CHUKWU, INSPECTING A PHOTO MONTAGE, BEING
RECORD OF UNITED NATIONS BUILDING BOMBED THROUGH A CAR EXPLOSION IN AUGUST
2011, AT THE SITE IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (24/8/15)
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory, Engr. John Chukwu, on Monday assured the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban ki-Moon, that the Federal Government would complete the construction of the UN building in Abuja that was bombed in August 2011 by Boko Haram.
Mr. Ki-Moon is on a two-day working visit to Nigeria.
The perm sec. gave the assurance after laying of wreath in honour of the 23 victims that died in the incident.
Chukwu said government would do everything possible to avoid further delay in the completion of the project.
He tasked the contractor handling the project, Julius Berger, to work round the clock to ensure the project is completed in record time.
He said: “The contractors already said they would need between five to eight months to get the job fixed but I have asked them to fast track their approach by working 24 hours to get it done within five months
“We cannot afford to delay here anymore, this project is very important, because Nigeria government is committed to its obligations”.
He reiterated that the FCT Administration and UN have sorted out all grey areas in the project.