The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved proposals by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, for projects worth over N1,348,057,600.
The Minister of Information and Culture disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing newsmen after the week’s FEC meeting, which was held virtually.
“The Minister of Education today presented a memo seeking approval of council for the award of contract for the construction, equipping and furnishing of a faculty of Health Sciences in Plateau State University, Bokkos and It was awarded at the cost of N610, 355, 221.82 and the completion period is for 52 weeks.”
“Also, a procurement of furniture and equipment was awarded at N114, 357, 600 and completion period is 12 weeks”, he said.
The Minister further revealed that a total of N623, 700, 000 was also approved by the FEC for the proposed procurement of computers and printers for zonal and area commands of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
“The Minister of Finance presented a memo for the award of contract for 1, 200 units of coloured printers and desktop computers for human resources and accounting management systems across zones and area commands of the Nigeria Custom Service, which was approved.”
“The sum of the contract was N623, 700, 000 for the 1, 200 desktops and computers for the use of the custom Service all over the country,” he said.
This is the second virtual meeting held by the FEC since wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic in the nation.