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FG approves new University in Benue

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a draft bill for the establishment of a Federal University of Health Sciences to be cited in Otukpo, Benue State.

FEC also approved a bill for the repeal of the Immigration and Prison Services Board Act, 2004.

Approved also is the bill for the enactment of the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire, Immigration Services Board.

Similarly, FEC has given approval to the FCT to award contract of about N300million for the procurement of a light duty towing trucks, including a 10 ton crane attachment for its Directorate of Road Traffic Services.

Approval was equally granted to the Ministry of Transportation to appoint a consultant to undertake the supervision of the construction of the Bodo-Bonny Road and bridge, which was previously awarded by council.

Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola explained that the supervision consultancy was awarded at about N900 million.

The Ministry also got approval to award contract of over N26billion for the rehabilitation of the 84 kilometre Idah-Nsukka Road, linking Kogi and Enugu states.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare