Paschal Emeka, Abuja
The weekly Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, in Abuja, approved a total sum of N2,578,948,164:36 kobo only for the procurement of operational vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who briefed the media after the meeting, stated that contracts for the supply of the vehicles were awarded to Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited and Messers Mikaino International Limited.
He states, “I will give details on approval given to the Federal Road Safety Commission to procure operational vehicles. So FRSC got approval to buy operational cars.
“One was given to Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited and the second one was for a re-procurement of saloon cars in favor of Messers Mikaino International Limited. Everything came to N2,578,948,164:36 kobo only.
“Please note that the contracts were secured locally based automobile. Dangote Peugeot is to supply within 30 days while Mikaino international is to supply within 14 days.
“So, for Dangote Peugeot, it is to supply 18 Landtrek pickups at N18,172,875 each totaling N145,383,000 and 90 at N20,889,999 each totaling N1,880,099,910.00. And then for Mikaino, it is to supply 20 number Nissan Almera Acenta at the cost of N12,255,000.00 each”
Similarly, the Federal Ministry of Education also secured approval for the National Examination Council (NECO) to print sensitive and necessary materials in the sum of N5,107,364,373:62k
Also approved is a contract for the supply of 18 ambulances fitted with medical equipment to 18 unity schools.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu who briefed State House Correspondents on the latest development, said, “We have more than 100 of them but for 18, we just decided to select three in each political zone.
“The third approval is a contract for the perimeter fencing of Usman Dan Fodio University in the sum of N3,269,761,783.43 to Amis Construction Nigeria limited.”