The federal government has approved the design and construction of the second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja for N500 million.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
He also disclosed that the council ratified and approved the policy on food and nutrition for the country and following the approval, which is forming the basis of a national multi-sectoral plan for action for food and nutrition.
According to him, going forward, there will be budget line for food and nutrition in all MDAs and hopefully in the three tiers of government in the country.
Shehu also disclosed another approval is for the Attorney General of the Federation to proceed with the process of ratifying promotional framework for Occupational Safety and Health convention.
He said, “This is about promoting preventive health, preventive safety and health care in workplaces in the country. So, the government of Nigeria has begun the process of ratifying domesticating and applying this major resolution decision by the International Labour Organisation which was passed in 2006.”
Shehu also said council approved N1.2 billion contract for the emergency rehabilitation of the nassarawa water supply scheme.
“floods in the year 2000 had destroyed Nassarawa township, destroyed the waterworks. And as a result, pipe born water is unavailable to the communities.
“And the whole water intake has been destroyed. And in order to preserve public health. And, of course, the difficulty of the state government in restoring the water supply scheme, the federal government has made this major approval which upon completion would be handed over to the Nassarawa state government for maintenance and upkeep.