Flood disaster not on FEC agenda for Wednesday, contract awards top list

Former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan

Contract awards and reviews top FEC agenda for Wednesday

The Executive Council of the Federation, otherwise known as FEC, will at its Wednesday meeting spend hours awarding contracts and reviewing contract sums for ongoing projects.

According to the agenda of the meeting seen by PREMIUM TIMES, the  cabinet will busy itself awarding such contracts such as those for printing of books for primary schools and feasibility studies.

Except it is brought in under AOB, (any other matter), the council might not discuss the rampaging flood sweeping through the country, killing scores and rendering several hundreds homeless.

Vice President Namadi Sambo, who is expected to preside over the meeting, will table for discussion, memos seeking approvals of the Council for the infrastructural development projects contract as well as augmentation of the contract for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

The Minister of Education, Ruqaiyyatu Rufai, is billed to present a memo for members to consider and approve the award of contracts for the printing and distribution of books for Primaries 3, 4, 5 in English language, Mathematics, Basic Science, Technology, and Social Studies.

A memo for the award of a contract for library materials for Junior Secondary Schools will also be presented by the Minister of Education.

She will also present a report of the “launch of the Back-To-School” Campaign (mmuta bu ike) for South East geo-political zone in Enugu State last June.

The Minister of Environment, Hadiza Mailafa, will present a memo requesting for the classification of the National Park Service as a para-military organisation, while her counterpart in the Ministry of interior, Abba Moro, will present a memo to solicit the approval of members for an increase in contract prices for the supply of foodstuff and cooking gas for prisoners.

The Minister of Transport, Idris Umar, would during the meeting, present a memo seeking the President’s approval for the award of contracts for the feasibility studies of new standard gauge railway lines.

The Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, would also table a memo for discussion in respect of another contract for the construction of the Lessel-Wajir-Tse Agberagba section of the Manyam-Ushongo-Lessel-Karyo-Tse Agberagba-Oju-Agila-Ongba road, in Benue state.

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