The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, approved a total sum of N21.1billion for various projects including that of Aviation and Education Ministries, among others.
Briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting, the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, alongside Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina and the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said Council approved four memoranda for ministry of Aviation, at a total sum of N16.69billion.
On his part, Adesina, said the Council approved contracts worth N1.7billion 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 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.
Our Correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that Nwajiuba disclosed that Council approved contract in favour of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE), Delta state, for the construction of facilities, including hostels, at the cost of N2.7 billion.