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Census: FEC approves N15.3bn for purchase of ICT devices

Census: FEC approves N15.3bn for purchase of ICT devices
April 05
20:35 2023

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the sum of N15.3 billion for the supply and installation of information and communication technology (ICT) devices for the 2023 population census.

Recently, the federal government announced that the population and housing census will commence on May 3.

Speaking with journalists on Wednesday at the end of the FEC meeting, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, said the council approved a N10.9 billion contract for ICT components of the 2023 census

Shehu disclosed that a N4.4 billion contract was also approved for the development of mobile device management solutions to be used for the census.

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“Among those memos that were okayed today was the award of the contract for the supply and installation of information and communication technology (ICT) components for the 2023 population census,” the presidential aide said.

“This is for the National Population Commission (NPC). It is meant for census. The ICT component contract was awarded for about N10.9 billion.

“Another contract that was approved for the National Population Commission was the contract for the development and implementation of mobile device management solution for the personal digital assistant devices to be used for the 2023 population census.

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“This is in the sum of about N4.4 billion.”

Speaking further, the presidential spokesperson said the council approved a N3.3 billion contract for the development of infrastructure at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) new training academy.

He disclosed that the sum of N1 billion was equally approved for the procurement of 19 vehicles for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

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