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Over N10.96bn approved by the FEC for ministry contracts, FRSC vehicles.

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N10,956,074,320 for project execution by the Ministry of Education and vehicle purchases by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).

Education Minister Adamu Adamu made the announcement to State House correspondents after the FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja earlier this week, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Three memos were approved by council, all of which are contracts,” he explained. The first is for the National Examination Council (NECO) for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive materials, for which eight contractors were awarded N5,107,364,373.62.

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“The second contract is for the supply of 18 ambulances outfitted with medical equipment to 18 of our unity schools,” of which we have over 100. For the 18 schools, we chose three from each geopolitical zone.

“The third is a N3,269,761,783.43 contract for the perimeter fencing of Usman Dan Fodio University in Sokoto to Amis Construction Nigeria Limited.”

Furthermore, Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, announced that the Council had approved the purchase of 145 vehicles for the FRSC for N2,578,948,164.36.

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Contracts for vehicle purchases were awarded to Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited, Stallion NMN Limited, and Messrs Mikano International Limited, according to the presidential aide.

As a result, the FRSC was given permission to purchase operational vehicles.

“The first was given to Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited for the re-procurement of saloon cars, and the second was given to Messers Mikaino International Limited for the re-procurement of saloon cars.” The total amount was N2,578,948,164.36.

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“Please be advised that contracts for locally based automobiles have been secured,” said Dangote Peugeot, who will deliver in 30 days and Mikano International in 14 days.

“As a result, Dangote Peugeot will receive eight Landtrek pickups at N18,172,875.00 each, for a total of N145,383,000.00, and 90 at N20,889,999 each, for a total of N1,880,099,910.00, as well as two Allure 508 at N28,353,877.18 each, for a total of N56,707,754.36.”

“It is to supply 20 Nissan Almera Acenta for Mikaino at N12,255,000.00 each,” he explained.

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