The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of contract for the printing of examination materials both sensitive and non sensitive at the cost of N2.9 billion.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu made this known to journalist after the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the presidential Villa Abuja.
He said it was awarded to a group of eight printers. The materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the National Common Entrance.
The Minister pointed out that because of the recent disturbances in the country, they have postponed the examinations that have not taken place.
The council also approved N1.6bn for the rehabilitation and upgrade of some roads within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello said the roads to be rehabilitated are located in the satellite towns of the FCT.
According to him, the roads in Gwagwalada was awarded to Messrs Teleview International Nigeria Limited while that of Kwali was awarded to Messrs Sahabi Liman Sons Nigeria Limited with a completion period of six months each.
President Muhammadu Buhari also today administered oath of office on Isa Kwarra as the Chairman of National Population Commission.
Other members of the Commission who also took oaths of office are: Ibrahim Mohammed, (Bauchi); Ayodeji Ajayi (Ekiti); Joseph Kwai Shazin, (FCT); Garba A. Garba (Jigawa); Bala Banya, (Katsina); Razaq Gidado, (Kwara); Mrs Bimbola Salu-Hundeyin, (Lagos); and Ali Agara (Nasarawa).
Others are in Muhammed Dottijo, (Sokoto); Mai Mohammad (Yobe), and Muhammadu Rini (Zamfara).