The Ministry of Housing Tenders Board, Rivers State, on Friday, opened the bid for the sale of a 17-storey uncompleted building owned by the state government.
The building situated at Plot B (Orogbum layout) Port Harcourt, had been placed on sale through newspaper adverts and was known as the Nigerian Stock Exchange building. The state government had earlier acquired it from the stock exchange.
Scenter Escencia Limited, Techno Construction Limited and Estate 2000 Consolidated Limited, Techno Metal Construction Nigeria Limited, bid to purchase the building.
The bidding which took place at the Obi Wali Cultural Centre, was witnessed by civil society groups, professional groups, and the media. The four companies that indicated interest in the building were also present, Commissioner of Housing, Elder Chinedu Tasie said.
“Ministerial Tenders Board will put their records together and make recommendations, which will be forwarded to the Rivers State Executive Council for consideration and approval. He further stated.
Mr. Felix Odungweru, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing said, “All those who bid, fulfilled the criteria set out in the advertisement in three different national newspapers.”
Lastly, he thanked the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for the decision to purchase the 17-storey building from the Stock Exchange.