FEC okays over N10.96b for ministry’s contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has appropriated the sum of N10,956,074,320 for the execution of projects in the Ministry of Education and the purchase of vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu announced the contracts while addressing State House correspondents after the week’s FEC meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

He said: “Council approved three memos and all three of them are contracts. The first one is for the National Examination Council (NECO) for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive materials, which was given to about eight contractors at N5,107,364,373.62.

“The second one is a contract for the supply of 18 ambulances fitted with medical equipment to 18 of our unity schools. We have more than 100 of them. For the 18 schools, we decided to select three from each geopolitical zone.

“The third one is a contract for the perimeter fencing of Usman Dan Fodio University in Sokoto at N3,269,761,783.43 to Amis Construction Nigeria limited.”

Also, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, announced that the Council approved the procurement of 145 assorted vehicles for the FRSC at N2,578,948,164.36.

The presidential aide said the contracts for the purchase of vehicles were awarded to Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited, Stallion NMN Limited, and Messrs Mikano International Limited.



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