FEC Approves N9.2 billion for Model Schools, Others

PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER FEC . R-L; President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Perm Secretary Dr Habitat Lawal and Chief of Staff, Mal Abba Kyari during the Federal Executive Council Meeting held at the Council Chambers State House. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE/ NOV 8 2017

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Thursday in Abuja approved a total of N9.2 billion for the construction of model schools, the design and construction of sewage in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as well as the purchase of anti-retroviral drugs.

Briefing journalists at the end of the meeting which commenced at 4 pm and ended at about 10 pm, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said N4.6 billion was approved for the construction of model schools in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country and the FCT.

The council also approved N3 billion for the construction of sewage in the FCT and another N1.6 billion for the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) for the purchase of anti-retroviral drugs for victims of HIV/AIDS.

Mohammed listed the states and geopolitical zones where the model schools would be cited as the FCT Nasarawa (North-central), Katsina (North-west), Bauchi (North-east), Lagos (South-west), Imo (South-east) and Edo (South-south).