Federal University of Health Sciences Otukpo

The Federal University of Health Sciences had been approved by the FG.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC)  approved a  bill for the establishment of a Federal University of Health Sciences which will be sited in Otukpo, Benue State. 

It also approved the bill enactment of the Civil Defence, Correction, Fire,  Immigration Services Board. The FEC also passed a bill annulling the Immigration and Prison Services Commission Act 2004. 

Likewise, the  FEC approved the FCT to award a contract of about three hundred million Naira for the purchase of a light-duty towing truck, including a 10-ton crane attachment for its Directorate of road traffic service. Approval was also given to the Ministry of Transport to appoint a consultant to undertake the supervision of the construction of the BodoBonny road and bridge, which was previously awarded by the council. 

Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, stated that the supervisory consultancy had been awarded about N900 million. The ministry also obtained approval to award a contract worth more than N26 billion for the rehabilitation of the 84 kilometres of the Idah-Nsukka road, which connects Kogi and Enugu states.

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