The Federal Executive Council has approved N2.9 billion contracts for the printing of examination materials.
This was confirmed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Mohammed, who passed the bill which was granted at the council’s meeting presided over by President Buhari on Wednesday October 28.
It was further gathered that the printing contracts were awarded to a group of eight printers.
According to the minister, the materials are meant for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance, adding that “because of the recent disturbances, we have postponed the examinations that have not taken place.”
He disclosed that the council approved N1.6 billion for the rehabilitation of different roads located in the satellite towns of the FCT.
He said the council approved N900,294,304.75 to fix the roads in Gwagwalada Area Council while N719,407,086.38 was approved for the Kwali Area Council rural roads.
According to him, the Gwagwalada contract was awarded to Messrs Teleview International Nigeria Limited with a completion period of six months while that of Kwali was awarded to Messrs Sahabi Liman Sons Nigeria Limited also for a completion period of six months.