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FG approves N836m for oxygen plants nationwide

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FEDERAL Government has approved ₦836 million for the establishment of oxygen production plants for COVID-19 pandemic intervention across the country.

  The approval was made during Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday.

  Briefing State House reporters after the meeting, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said the approval of the upward review followed a memo presented by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.

  “The Minister of Health also presented a memo seeking for an upward review for the emergency supply, installation and maintenance of the 38 oxygen plants all over the country. You will remember in June, the Federal Executive Council, actually approved the sum of ₦5.615 billion to four major contractors for the emergency supply, installation and maintenance of 38 oxygen plants in various parts of the country.

Regrettably, the four companies also came back recently with the same complaints ranging from fluctuation in the foreign exchange and the scarcity of this plant over the world as a result of COVID-19. So, he presented a memo for augmentation in the sum of ₦836 million and this was also approved today,” Mohammed said.

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