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FEC approves N4.08b for projects

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The Federal Executive Council has approved N4,080,261,992 for projects to be executed by the Works and Housing, Aviation, Transportation, and Petroleum Resources ministries.

The FEC meeting in Abuja was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, with the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno in attendance.

Addressing State House Correspondents after the meeting, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed said FEC approved an augmentation for the contract sum for the construction of Oseakwa Bridge in Anambra State which has a completion period of 12 months.

He also explained that the contract, having attained 87.91 per cent completion, was stalled in 2012 as two kilometres approach road to the bridge could not be completed due to flood that ravaged the vicinity of the project.

Mohammed said FEC approved N101 million for the provision of a flight simulator building at the Nigeria College of Aviation, Zaria, Kaduna State.

Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi said FEC approved the award of Consultancy Training Services contract to Swets Marine Consultancy at $454,050 for sea-time training for the Nigerian Seafarers