This is FEC agenda for Wednesday, April 25

The Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) will on Wednesday perform its weekly ritual of awarding contracts, ratifying decisions already taken by President Goodluck Jonathan, and receiving reports of ad hoc committees and government delegations to bilateral meetings.

Premium Times leant Tuesday night that the council would ratify the president’s anticipatory approval for award of contract/consultancy services at the Petroleum Technology Development Centres (PTDF) information, computers and technology (ICT) centres in educational institutions throughout the country.

The memo on the contract would be brought by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who would also present for discussion and approval contracts for the supply, installation and commissioning of printing press equipment under the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) upgrade project.

Other memos to be presented by the minister during the meeting include those for the ratification of the president’s approval for the contracts for the development of the National College of Petroleum Studies, Kaduna, and contract for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of Obiafu/Obrikom to Oben Gas Supply Pipeline project.

She would also make a presentation for the ratification of the president’s anticipatory approval of some projects for some Niger Delta secondary and primary schools in Okerenko and Oporoza communities in Delta State, Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun and the Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, in Bayelsa State.

The other contracts to be approved during the meeting include those for consultancy services for the development of a 25-year National Ports Master Plan, to be presented by the Minister of Transport.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is expected to present to the council the report of the ministry’s participation in the 18th ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January as well as the report of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January.

The Minister of Water Resources is slated present a report on the Water Resources Ministerial delegation to the World Water Forum, Marseilles, France in March, while the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development would present the report of the country’s participation in the 56th session of the United Nations Commission on the status of women between February and March 2012. 

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