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FEC Grants ₦1.04 Billion Variation For Health, Water Contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a total of N1,039,000,000 for contracts variation in the ministries of Health and Water Resources.

This was disclosed to State House Correspondents after the week’s virtual FEC meeting, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who briefed on memoranda from his ministry as well as those of Health and Water Resources, said FEC approved an upward review of the contract for the emergency supply, installation and maintenance of the 38 oxygen plants across the country in the sum of N836 million.

“The Minister of Health also presented a memo seeking for an upward review for the emergency supply, installation and maintenance of the 38 oxygen plants all over the country.

“You will remember in June, the Federal Executive Council, actually approved the sum of N5.615 billion to four major contractors for the emergency supply, installation and maintenance of 38 oxygen plants in various parts of the country.

Regrettably, the four companies also came back recently with the same complaints ranging from fluctuation in the foreign exchange and the scarcity of the material all over the world as a result of COVID-19. So, he presented a memo for augmentation in the sum of N836 million and this was also approved today”, he said.

Mohammed also said N203 million was approved as the revised estimate cost for the consultants supervising Bagwai Water Dam Irrigation project in Bagwai council area of Kano State.

FEC has ratified the United Nations Tourism Organisation Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics 2020.

Mohammed said the ratification followed the approval of a memorandum he presented to FEC on the Convention, which was ratified by the United Nations General Assembly on Tourism Organisation in St Petersburg, Russia in 2019.

Also briefing State House Correspondents, Minister of State for Education, Dr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said Council approved N121 million for the refurbishment of some of the dilapidated equipment and furniture at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.

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