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FEC approves N4.2bn for Delta varsity, NEITI, others

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N2.7 billion for the construction of facilities, including hostels, at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE), Delta State.

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced this Wednesday after the first virtual FEC meeting to be presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari after his mandatory self-isolation following his return to the country last Friday after an 18-day visit to the United Kingdom.

“Council for the approval, which we got, to now proceed to award contracts at the Federal University, Effurun, Warri, Delta State, for N2.7 billion to provide hostels, administrative blocks and a new library. That approval went through and the contracts will proceed with the award,” he said.

Also, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the council approved contracts worth N1,709,469,671 for four federal agencies including Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

According to him, while a total of N187.5 million was approved for the procurement of operational vehicles for the FRSC, a total of N537 million was approved for NEITI’s permanent office building for its head office, and a total of N985 million for the procurement and installation of dual body scanners for four international airports in the country.

“The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) got approval to procure operational vehicles at N187,469,669.25 and that is to reduce carnage on our roads and to meet its goals of reducing accidents by at least 15% and fatalities by 20%.

“For the Ministry of Health, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in particular also got approval to procure some vehicles for its use.

“NEITI, which is, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative was given the approval to acquire a Permanent Office Building for N537,000,000 to be used as its head office. NEITI has been in a rented place.

“There was also an approval for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to procure and install four Body Dual View Scanners Solution with x-ray management software at Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Kano Airports at N985,000,002.40. You know that NDLEA has been doing wonderful things in recent times.

“Now, it has this approval to install and commission four full-body dual view scanners solution with X-ray management software at those four airports; Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Kano.

“For the Ministry of Water Resources, there was approval for the revised estimated total cost for supervision consultancy contract of Ile-Ife Multipurpose Dam Project in Osun State. Those are some of the approvals at the meeting today,” he said.

 

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