The Federal Executive Council, FEC has approved 5.49 billion naira for revised costing of federal secretariat projects in five states and a dam project in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
This was the outcome of the Wednesday’s FEC meeting presided over by the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Presenting the memoranda for the variation were Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Minister for the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello; and the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Fashola, told journalist after the meeting that he sought an approval for the revision of contract sum for the completion of federal secretariats in five states, where federal officials had not been properly accommodated.
According to him, the revision of the over 3.9 naira billion was necessitated for the projects, which had been approved since 2011.
The Minister for FCT, Bello, also speaking, said the Council approved a sum of over 1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of Lower Usuma Dam Water Treatment Plant Phase Two in the FCT.