President Buhari approves N327m vehicles for mines inspectors

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The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the procurement of 38 units of four-wheel Nissan Patrol totaling N326.781 millions of the mines inspectorate division of the Ministry of Mines and Steel.

The council also ratified the Lake Chad Basin Water Charter, paving the way for the document to be sent to the National Assembly for enactment into law.

The decisions were taken at a meeting of the council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu; and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, briefed State House correspondents of the meeting’s outcome.

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Fayemi said the 36 states of the federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory would benefit from the procurement.

“For a decade, no vehicle has been purchased for the mines and steel inspectorate division to oversee what is going on in our various states,” he said.

Culled from: Punch

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