The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, approved contracts worth N27.4 billion for projects in the Works and Housing, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministries.

The FEC approved the establishment of a Federal University of Health Sciences as well as the raising of a bill for the enactment of the Civil Defense, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB).

Disclosing these to State House Correspondents at a briefing after the week’s virtual FEC meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Ministers of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola (SAN); FCT, Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello; Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, all gave breakdown of various approvals received.

Fasola said his ministry presented two memoranda, which were approved by Council.

According to him, FEC approved the appointment of consultants to supervise the ongoing construction of the Bodo-Bonny Highway in Rivers State as well as the construction of the Idah-Nsukka Road, linking Kogi and Enugu States, putting the cost of both projects at N27.067 billion.

Bello said his ministry got an approval for the procurement of a light duty towing truck at the cost of N286,302,277.50, which he explained is expected to be made available with eight weeks.

“This truck is meant to complement and add to the fleet of vehicles that that directory has so that it can enhance our activities of towing vehicles, I’ve seen of accidents also towing vehicles when they impounded.

“This contract has been awarded to a company called CIF Global Services Limited, at a total contract sum of N286,302,277.50, with a completion period of eight weeks,” Bello said.

Aregbesola said the Council approved the repeal of the Immigration and Prison Services Board Act and got the approval for the enactment of the CDCFIB.

“On behalf of the Ministry of Interior, I presented a memo to the Federal Executive Council seeking approval for a bill on how to repeal the Immigration and Prison Services Board Act, Cap 12, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

“I equally sought the approval for the enactment of the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire, Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB), Bill 2021at today’s FEC. And the two prayers were approved,” he disclosed.

Adesina announced the proposed establishment of a Health Sciences University in Oturkpo, Benue State by the Federal Government.

Written By Obioma Ezenwobodo Esq

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