FEC approves N378bn contracts

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday presided a six-hour extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which approved  projects worth N378 billion.

Addressing State House reporters later, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the meeting would be reconvened today.

It was learnt that out of the 42 memoranda presented to the council, 22 were considered yesterday; while others would be treated today.

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the council approved N155.7bn for the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Road.

The minister said N14.4bn was approved for the Efire-Araromi-Aiyede-Aiyela Road connecting Ondo and Ogun States, as well as N62.06bn for the Enugu-Onitsha Road (Amansia and Umunya sections).

Fashola said N38.965 bn was approved for the first phase of provision of independent power plant for nine universities and one teaching hospital.

He said the FEC also approved N436 million variation cost for the completion of Police Service Commission headquarters in Abuja and N457 million variation cost for the Nnamdi Azikiwe Mausoleum in Anambra State.

FCT Minister Mohammed Musa Bello said the FEC approved N3.8bn for the augmentation of the Goodluck Jonathan Way in Abuja linking Keffi-Nyanya into the city and another N26bn for the infrastructure development of Wasa resettlement.

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