The Federal Government has approved two contracts worth N15.3bn for the supply and installation of information and communication technology components and digital assistance devices ahead of the population and housing census slated for May 3 to 5.
This was made known to State House Correspondents by the Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu, shortly after this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to Shehu, “Among those memos that were okayed today was the award of the contract for the supply and installation of information and communication technology components for the 2023 population census.”
“The ICT component contract was awarded for about N10.9bn.”
“Another contract that was approved for the National Population Commission was one for the development and implementation of mobile device management solution for the personnel digital assistance devices to be used for the 2023 population census. This is in the sum of about N4.4bn.”
Shehu further revealed that the council also approved a contract for the development of external cost of infrastructure at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) new training academy for the sum of N3.3bn.
“N1bn was also approved for a contract for the procurement of 19 vehicles for the Nigerian Ports Authority.”