The Federal Executive Council has approved a sum of N2.9 billion contract for the distribution of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials on Wednesday.
The council also announced that over N1.6bn would be used for reconstruction and upgrade of some roads network within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The declarations were taken at the council’s meeting presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Adamu announced the printing deals were granted to a group of eight printers.
According to the minister, the materials are meant for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance, adding that “because of the current unrest, we have suspended the examinations that have not taken place.”
Bello, on his part, said the roads to be reformed are located in the satellite towns of the FCT.
He said the council supported N900,294,304.75 to fix the roads in Gwagwalada Area Council while N719,407,086.38 was established for the Kwali Area Council rural roads.
According to him, the Gwagwalada contract was awarded to Messrs Teleview International Nigeria Limited with a finishing period of six months while that of Kwali was granted to Messrs Sahabi Liman Sons Nigeria Limited also for a completion period of six months.
Meanwhile, before the conference went into a closed session, the President offered oath of office on Isa Kwarra as the Chairman of National Population Commission.
Other members of the commission who also took oaths of office are: Ibrahim Mohammed, (Bauchi); Ayodeji Ajayi (Ekiti); Joseph Kwai Shazin, (FCT); Garba A. Garba (Jigawa); Bala Banya, (Katsina); Razaq Gidado, (Kwara); Mrs Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, (Lagos); and Ali Agara (Nasarawa).
Others are in Muhammed Dottijo, (Sokoto); Mai Mohammad (Yobe), and Muhammadu Rini (Zamfara).
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