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Education, Customs Get FEC Approval of N1,348b

BY MARY JOHNSON

Federal Executive Council (FEC) has on Wednesday approved proposals by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, for projects worth over N1,348,057,600 in Plateau University and Customs.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, told journalist on Wednesday while briefing State House Correspondents after the week’s FEC meeting, which was held virtually.

Giving a breakdown of the approvals, the Minister said while the Ministry of Education security approval for the construction of the Health Faculty at the Plateau State University, Bokkos (PSUB), at the cost of N610, 355, 221.82, as well as a N114, 357, 600 projects for the procurement of furniture and other equipment.

“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, procurement of furniture and equipment was awarded at N114, 357, 600 and completion period is 12 weeks”, he said.

He said further that the FEC approved the proposal brought by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning for the procurement of computers and printers for zonal and area commands of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at the value of N623, 700, 000.

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“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 Customs 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.

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