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FEC okays N2.578b to procure operational vehicles for FRSC

By Terhemba Daka, Abuja
17 November 2022   |   4:52 am
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved N2,578,948,164.36 for the procurement of operational vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved N2,578,948,164.36 for the procurement of operational vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who made the disclosure, noted that the contracts were awarded to Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited and Messrs Mikaino International Limited.

He said: “One was given to Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited and the second was for procurement of saloon cars in favour of Messrs Mikaino International Limited. Everything came to N2,578,948,164.36 kobo only.

“Please note that the contracts were secured by locally based automobile (companies). Dangote Peugeot is to supply within 30 days, while Mikaino International is to supply within 14 days.”

Also, the Ministry of Education got the Council’s approval for the National Examination Council (NECO) to print sensitive and necessary materials in the sum of N5,107,364,373.62.

Equally approved is a contract for the supply of 18 ambulances fitted with medical equipment to 18 unity schools.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who briefed newsmen, explained: “We have more than 100 of them but for 18, we just decided to select three in each geo-political zone.

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