President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the virtual Federal Executive Council meeting at the First Lady’s Conference Room in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
A source at the Presidency said the meeting was shifted to the First Lady’s Conference Room because the Council Chambers “is now under renovation.”
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The council yesterday approved a facility maintenance contract for the 17-storey Nigerian Content House building, Yenagoa at the cost of N2.1bn to Messrs Megastar Nigeria Ltd.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, announced this to reporters after the cabinet meeting.
Sylva said the council also approved another contract for the operations and maintenance of a 10 megawatts power plant in Yenagoa at the cost of N712mn for two years.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouk, announced approvals for the “Procurement of Poultry for Borno and Plateau States (Lot C5) in favour of Messrs Nasim & Janan Collection Limited in the sum of N60, 273,000; thereby revising the initial contract sum from N1,238,066,064.00 to N1,298,339,064.00 only, representing 4.86% increase on the original contract sum and;
She said the procurement of poultry for Yobe and Zamfara States (Lot C9) in favour of Messrs Bravura Tech. Limited in the sum of N15, 808, 250 thereby revising the initial contract sum from N324,716,836.00 to N340,525,086.00 only, representing a 4.87% increase on the original contract sum.”
Reacting to a question on the incessant attacks on the camps of Internally Displaced Persons, she regretted the incidents and called for the beefing up of security around them.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geofrey Onyeama, said the FEC adopted a National Diaspora Policy engineered by the Nigerian Diaspora Commission led by Abike Dabiri.