Federal government has approved contracts worth over N10.956 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this yesterday to State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the approvals he secured for his ministry included the printing of materials for the National Examination Council (NECO) at the cost of N5.107 billion.
According to him, the council approved N3.269 billion for the construction of a perimeter fencing for the Usman Dan Fodio University in Sokoto.
During his briefing, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the council approved N2.578 billion for the procurement of 145 vehicles for FRSC.
He said the contracts for the procurement of the vehicles were awarded to Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited, Stallion NMN Limited and Messrs Mikano International Limited.
“I will give details on approval given to the Federal Road Safety Commission to procure operational vehicles. So FRSC got approval to buy operational vehicles.
“One was given to Dangote Peugeot automobile Nigeria Limited and then the second one was for a reprocurement of saloon cars in favour of Messrs Mikaino International Limited. Everything came to 2,578,948,164.36 kobo only.
“Please note that the contracts were secured locally based automobiles. Dangote Peugeot is to supply within 30 days while Mikano International is to supply within 14 days.
“So, for Dangote Peugeot, it is to supply eight Landtrek Pickups at N18.172 million each, totaling N145.383 million and 90 at N20.889 million each totaling N1.880 billion. It is also to supply two Allure 508 at N28.353 billion, totaling N56,707,754.36.
“Then for Mikaino, it is to supply 20 number Nissan Almera Acenta at the cost of N12.255 million each,” he said.