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FEC approves N4.519bn for roads, education

THE Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday authorised N4.519 billion for the award of contract for printing of examination materials and rehabilitation of highway networks within the satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. This was disclosed at the end of the twenty-first FEC virtual meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Briefing State House correspondents, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu defined that N2.9 billion was for the printing of supplies for Primary Training Certification Examination, Senior Secondary Certificates Examination and the National Common Entrance. He stated, “At the moment (yesterday), Council authorised the award of contract for the printing of examination supplies each delicate and non-sensitive. The contract is value N2.9 billion.

“It was awarded to a bunch of eight printers. The materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the National Common Entrance.

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“As you know due to the recent disturbances (#EndSARS Protests), now we have postponed the examinations that haven’t taken place.” Additionally, briefing journalists, the Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello stated N1.619, 701,391.14 billion contract was authorised for the rehabilitation and upgrading of some chosen roads in the satellite towns of the FCT.

In accordance with him,” Council accredited the sum of N900,294,304.75 to repair the roads in Gwagwalada Space Council. The contract which is during six months, was awarded to Messrs Teleview Worldwide Nigeria Restricted.

“Council additionally accredited a complete of N719,407,086.38 for the Kwali Area Council Rural Roads. The contract is in favour of Messrs Sahabi Liman Sons Nig. Ltd during six months.

” Physically current on the virtual meeting included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser, NSA, Main Normal Babagana Monguno, retd. Six ministers who have been current on the Council Chamber were Finance, Zainab Ahmed, FCT, Mohammed Bello, Defence, Major-General Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), Training, Adamu Adamu, Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and Information, Lai Mohammed.

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