The Federal Executive Council has approved N2.9 billion contracts for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.
President Buhari who presided over the meeting on Wednesday October 28, granted the approval.
Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said 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.”
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Adamu Mohammed, 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.