President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N2.7 billion for the construction of hostels, adminstrative blocks and a new library at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE) in Delta state.

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Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education, broke the news while addressing journalists after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.

The minister said with the approval, the necessary measures will be taken to facilitate the implementation of the projects.

“Council for the approval, which we got, to now proceed to award contracts at the Federal University, Effurun, Warri, Delta State, for N2.7 billion to provide hostels, administrative blocks and a new library,” he said.

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“That approval went through and the contracts will proceed with the award.”

During the meeting presided over by Buhari, the president approved a total sum of N21,107,212,510 for various projects in aviation, education and other ministries.

Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, also disclosed that the council approved four memoranda for his ministry which totalled N16,697,742,839.

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According to him, the projects to be executed in the contracts include construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe state at N6.3 billion; and post-construction services for the same airport at the cost of N219.8 million.

It said the contracts also include procurement of eight airport rescue and firefighting vehicles at the cost of N9.5 billion; as well as deployment of sniffer dogs to the Lagos and Abuja international airports at the cost of N658.8 million.



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