FEC sanctions N30.77b for projects in five ministries

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday gave approvals to various contracts worth over N30.77 billion for projects in five ministries.

The ministers, whose ministries got the approvals, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the week’s virtual FEC meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The ministers who addressed reporters included Alhaji Lai Mohammed (Information and Culture); Mamman Saleh (Power); Senator Hadi Sirika (Aviation); Mrs. Zainab Ahmed (Finance, Budget and National Planning) and Mallam Mohammed Bello (Federal Capital Territory, FCT).

Saleh said his ministry presented two memoranda containing N10,730,393,742 contracts, which were approved.

Sirika said the Council approved N10,594,057,618.20, inclusive of VAT 7.5 per cent, for the provision of Airport Management Solution for the international airports of Abuja, Lagos and Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu. It awarded the contract to Messrs Arlington Securities Nigeria Limited, for the completion period in 12 months.

Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi, who was represented by Mohammed, said he presented five memoranda to Council, all of which were approved.

He said the five memoranda, which touched on the rail and maritime sectors of the ministry’s purview, got contracts for N7.038 billion.

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