The Federal Executive Council, FEC, at its virtual meeting held on Wednesday, August 18, and presided over by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, approved the sum of N2.7 billion for the provision of facilities, including hostels, administrative blocks and a new library at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Effurun, Delta State.
Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, announced this today after the virtual meeting, which is also the first virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting that is presided over by the President after his just concluded mandatory self-isolation following his return to the country last Friday from a visit to the United Kingdom.
He further disclosed that with the approval, the school authorities could go on with the award of contracts.
Similarly, Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, also announced that the Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved contracts worth N1,709,469,671 for four Federal Government Agencies including National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA; Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) and Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC.
Giving the breakdown of the approvals, Mr Adesina disclosed that N187.5 million was approved for the FRSC to procure operational vehicles 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%.
The Council also approved the sum of N537million for the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, to acquire a Permanent Office Building for N537,000,000 to be used as its head office. NEITI has been in a rented place for the construction of its permanent office building for its head office.
In the same vein, the sum of N985 million was approved by the Council 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.
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.