The Federal Government is to print examination papers with the sum of N2.9 billion.
This emerged after the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved contracts totalling N2.9 billion for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.
The FEC also approved N1.6bn for the rehabilitation and upgrade of some roads within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting, while Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, briefed journalists afterwards.
The printing contracts were awarded to a group of eight printers, according to Education minister, Adamu.
The materials are meant for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance Examination.
FCT minister, Bello, said the roads to be rehabilitated are located in the satellite towns of the FCT.
Th FEC approved N900,294,304.75 to fix the roads in Gwagwalada Area Council while N719,407,086.38 was approved for the Kwali Area Council rural roads.
According to Bello, the Gwagwalada contract was awarded to Messrs Teleview International Nigeria Limited with a completion period of six months while that of Kwali was awarded to Messrs Sahabi Liman Sons Nigeria Limited also for a completion period of six months.
At the commencement of the meeting, Buhari administered Oath of Office on Isa Kwarra as the Chairman of National Population Commission.
Other members of the commission who also took oaths of office include Ibrahim Mohammed, (Bauchi); Ayodeji Ajayi (Ekiti); Joseph Kwai Shazin, (FCT); Garba A. Garba (Jigawa); Bala Banya, (Katsina); Razaq Gidado, (Kwara); Mrs Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, (Lagos); and Ali Agara (Nasarawa).
Others are Muhammed Dottijo, (Sokoto); Mai Mohammad (Yobe), and Muhammadu Rini (Zamfara).
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