The SURE-P State Director General, Hassan Nuhu, said on Sunday that the project would be executed in partnership with the Niger State Development Company.
Mr Nuhu said that the contract for the 50-bed hotel project had been awarded to Fourth Dimension Limited with 10 months delivery period.The Subsidy Reinvestment Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) has earmarked N436 million for construction of a three-star hotel in Minna to boost economic activities and reduce youth unemployment in the state.
“The contract has been awarded to a reputable firm that has the track record of performance for the construction of a 50 bedroom and three star hotel to add value to Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi Conference Centre,” he said. “The hotel will have syndicated rooms for use by those patronising the conference centre as well as shopping outlets and sporting facilities.SEE MORE AFTER CUT>>>
It will also have catering centre that will serve as a hub for training of 200 youths annually on modern catering services , in a bid to reduce youth unemployment in the state. The SURE-P directorate will provide 70 per cent cost of the project, while the Niger State Development Company will provide 30 per cent balance cost of the project, the money for the project is at hand. However, we will not embark on any ground breaking ceremony rather we have instructed the contractor to keep the work schedule.”