- The Nigerian government has approved N2.9 billion for the printing of examination materials
- President Buhari gave the approval on Wednesday, October 28, at the FEC meeting
- The minister of education, Adamu Adamu made the disclosure after the council's meeting
The sum of N2.9 billion has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials, Premium Times has reported.
The Nigerian leader gave the approval for the contract at the 21st virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, October 28.
According to the newspaper, the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance.
Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, who briefed state house correspondents after the meeting, said the award for the contract was given to a group of eight printers.
Meanwhile, the council also approved the sum of N1.6 billion for the rehabilitation and upgrade of selected roads in the satellite towns of the FCT.
The minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello, explained that the council approved the sum of N900,294,304.75 to fix the roads in Gwagwalada Area Council and N719,407,086.38 for Kwahi Area Council Rural Roads.
This development is coming as President Buhari also gave the approval for the free registration of business names for 250,000 small and medium-sized enterprises as part of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) of the federal government.
The disclosure was made on Wednesday, October 28, by the federal government in a series of tweets.
This means the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has been given the nod to commence the registration of the MSMEs across the states marked as beneficiaries in the ongoing economic plan.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following the violence that characterised the EndSARS protest all over Nigeria, the National Examination Council (NECO) has indefinitely postponed its Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
NECO's leadership took the drastic decision in a recent meeting in which it reviewed the conduct of the examination that has been disrupted due to security challenges across the country.
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