FEC approves N2.9 billion for printing of examination papers

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The Federal Executive Council has approved N2.9 billion contracts, for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.

The approval was granted on Wednesday, October 28th at the council’s meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated that the printing contracts were awarded 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 recent disturbances, we have postponed the examinations that have not taken place.”

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Adamu Mohammed, disclosed that the council approved N1.6 billion for the rehabilitation of different roads located in the satellite towns of the FCT.

According to him, the council approved N900,294,304.75 to fix the roads in Gwagwalada Area Council while N719,407,086.38 was approved for the Kwali Area Council rural roads.

He further revealed the Gwagwalada contract was awarded to Messrs Teleview International Nigeria Limited with a completion period of six months while that of Kwali was awarded to Messrs Sahabi Liman Sons Nigeria Limited, to be completed in six months.

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