By Marcus Ikechukwu
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved a total sum of 2,578,948,164.36 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 disclosed the information, noted that contracts for supplying vehicles were awarded to Dangote Peugeot Automotive Nigeria Limited and Messers Mikaino International Limited.
According to Adesina, “I will give details on approval given to the Federal Road Safety Commission to procure operational vehicles. So FRSC got approval to buy operational vehicles.
“One was given to Dangote Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited, and the second was for procurement of saloon cars in favour of Messers Mikaino International Limited. Everything came to 2,578,948,164.36.
“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 N18,172,875.00 each, totalling N145,383,000.00 and 90 at N20,889,999 each, totalling 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.”
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education also got the Council’s approval for the National Examination Council (NECO) to print sensitive and necessary materials in the sum of 5,107,364,373.62.
Also approved is a contract for the supply of 18 ambulances fitted with medical equipment to 18 of our unity schools.
The Minister of Education, Adamu, briefed State House Correspondents on the latest development and 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”.