The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved National Policy on Food and Nutrition.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, announced this Wednesday after the federal cabinet meeting.
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Shehu said the council also approved the consultancy for the design and construction of the second runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for N500 million.
He said, “The council today ratified, approved the policy on food and nutrition for the country and following the approval, which is forming the basis of a national multi-sectoral plan for action for food and nutrition.
“There will be, going forward, a budget line for food and nutrition in all MDAs and hopefully in the three tiers of government in the country.
“Another approval is for the Attorney General of the Federation to proceed with the process of ratifying promotional framework for Occupational Safety and Health convention. This is about promoting preventive health, preventive safety and health care in workplaces in the country.
“So, the government of Nigeria has begun the process of ratifying domesticating and applying this major resolution decision by the International Labour Organization which was passed in 2006.”
Also speaking, the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, said FEC approved the award of contract for procurement of 40 sets of 330 kV isolators for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
“So, this equipment was approved for us under contract in favour of Mssr Hinterland Associates Limited at the sum of the foreign component is US dollar 989,346 15 cents then, the naira component is N64,236,625 with 7.5% VAT payable at the Central Bank of Nigeria at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment with the delivery period of six months,” he said.
Also approved for the ministry was a contract for the procurement of one set of 132 kV chrome temporary circuit breakers, 16 sets of 33 kV ABB circuit breakers and 25 sets of 33 kV compound units, lightning arrestors for the TCN at the combat of N362,796,000.