FEC agrees to boost power projects in Daura, others

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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved contracts to boost power supply in various parts of the country.

These, according to the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, includes, supply and installation of 33 KV substation equipment at Daura Emirate, Katsina State awarded to Power Deal Construction Limited in the sum of N4bn.

He said the council approved award of contract for the engineering procurement, construction and financing on the implementation of 330 KV and 132 kV line transmission lines and 33 KV, 11 KV and 400 PE distribution line project under phase 1 of the presidential power initiatives in favour of two contractors for $581,629,355.93, inclusive of 7.5 percent at the prevailing exchange rate with period of completion 36 months as indicated. 

He said the council also approved the award of contract for the construction of 750 kilowatt solar PV power plant at the headquarters of the where TCN is also situated in favor of Proserv Energy Services Limited in the sum of N1.6bn inclusive of 7.5% VAT with completion period of six months.

He said the contract for the upgrading of the substation in Potiskum town in Yobe State with 132 power transformer was also approved. 

Also approved was the construction of two by 60 MBA and 132 line a transmission substation at Sapade in Ogun State and in favor of Messes VNK International Technologists at the total cost of a foreign component $10.2m and local component of N3.3bn. 

The Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, said FEC approved Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) policy to help get women into the mainstream of financial plans and to ensure that they were carried along in nation building.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Federation, Abubakar Malami, said the council approved the regularization of the Public Private Partnership arrangement between his ministry and Lexis of South Africa for the publication of the laws of the Federation of Nigeria.

He said the contract was reviewed to accommodate technological development and as well as application and operation of the ICRC Act as it relates to public private partnership. 

Malami said the council also approved the operationalization and deployment of federal government contracts administration system. 

He said the renewal of the implementation of public private partnership arrangement between his ministry and Messsrs Jeffreps Integrated Services Limited for the publishing and marketing of the Court of Appeal specialized law reports.