By Harry Awurumibe, State House,Abuja
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has revealed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the construction of a 23.7 kilometers perimeter fence around the University of Maiduguri at the cost of N1,398,350,004.27 (N1.3 billion).
Speaking to the State House
Correspondents today in Abuja after weekly FEC meetings presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at Presidential Villa, Abuja, Adamu said that council also approved the procurement of text books for early childhood care and development for primary schools for class 1-3 across the country.
According to him, “15 contractors won the contract (for the procurement of the books) at the total sum of N6,437,501,430 with the completion period of six weeks.
“Council also approved 23.7 kilometers perimeter fence around the University of Maiduguri at the cost of N1,398,350,004.27 with a completion period of four weeks. It also approved the procurement and installation of security equipment around the fence at the University of Maiduguri. The amount of the contract is N1,088,646,602.28 at the completion period of 24 weeks”.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Works and Housing said that
“FEC approves the award of contract for the construction of Jalingo- Kwana- Lao-Padang-Lamido road phase II, which is about 28 kilometers in Taraba state at the cost of N6,916,180,860,32 inclusive of VAT. This is the phase II of the project, the phase I was completed earlier.
He also said that “council also approved a second memo with three projects at the total cost of N58,938,111,892.28
The first project is the dualization of the outstanding portion of Odukpani-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Road in Cross River/Akwa Ibom states at the cost of N50,527,447,708.82 with a completion period of 36 months.
The second project is the rehabilitation of a bridge in Ajaokuta. The bridge which showed an opening at the expansion joint raised public concern. Work has commenced but the contract was approved today at the cost of N1,534,677,588.25. The expansion joint of a bridge is meant to be maintained from time to time.
The third project is the rehabilitation of the outstanding section of Iseyin-Okeho road including two bridges in Oyo State at the cost N6,875,987,097.21 with a completion period of 18 months.