FEC approves ₦836m for COVID-19 oxygen plants nationwide
Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved ₦836 million for the establishment
of oxygen production plants for COVID-19 pandemic intervention across the
State House reporters after the weekly FEC meeting on Wednesday, the Minister
of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the approval of the upward
review followed a memo presented by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire
to the council. “The Minister of Health also presented a memo seeking
for an upward review for the emergency supply, installation and maintenance of
the 38 oxygen plants all over the country,” Mohammed said.
will remember in June, the Federal Executive Council, actually approved the sum
of ₦5.615 billion to four major contractors for the emergency supply,
installation and maintenance of 38 oxygen plants in various parts of the
country. “Regrettably, the four companies also came back recently with
the same complaints ranging from fluctuation in the foreign exchange and the
scarcity of this plant over the world as a result of material all as a result
of COVID-19. “So, he presented a memo for augmentation in the sum of
₦836 million and this was also approved today.”
minister disclosed that the council also approved the revised estimate of costs
and extension of the contract for the consultants supervising the Bagwai Water
Dam Irrigation project from an initial sum of ₦98 million to ₦302.8 million.
He added, “The Bagwai Water Dam Irrigation project in Bagwai Local Government
Area of Kano State was commenced; the initial contract was awarded in 2005.
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