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Nigeria Customs Service gets N623.7m for computers

*N724m for Plateau varsity faculty building

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) held its second online meeting in two weeks today and approved three contracts totalling over N1.3 billion.

The cabinet meeting was chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari from the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja after which Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome.

According to the Minister, a contract of N623.7 million was approved for the procurement of computers and printers for zonal and area commands of the Nigeria Customs Service.

He explained that “the Minister of Finance presented a memo for the award of contract for 1,200 units of coloured printers and desktop computers for human resources and accounting management systems across zones and area commands of the Nigeria Custom Service, which was approved.

“The sum of the contract was N623, 700, 000 for the 1,200 desktops and computers for the use of the Custom Service all over the country”.

The FEC further endorsed two other contracts of over N724 million for the construction and equipping of a faculty of Health Sciences building at the Plateau State University, Bokkos, Plateau State.

According to Lai Mohammed, “the Minister of Education today presented a memo seeking approval of council for the award of contract for the construction, equipping and furnishing of a faculty of Health Sciences in Plateau State University, Bokkos and It was awarded at the cost of N610, 355, 221.82 and the completion period is for 52 weeks.

“Also, a procurement of furniture and equipment was awarded at N114, 357, 600 and completion period is 12 weeks.”

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