28 November 2012

Nigeria: FG Approves N6.3 Billion for 13 Million ID Cards

Photo: Leadership
National Identity card

The federal government has approved the sum of over N6.3 billion for the issuance of 13 million identity cards to Nigerians as from December 2012.

This was part of the outcome of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday.

The council also approved the award of contract for the design, manufacture, supply and commissioning of two set of five-car Diesel Multiple Unit (DMUs) in anticipation of the opening of the Lagos-Kano rail line before Christmas season.

Briefing journalists after the meeting, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, flanked by the ministers of health, communications technology, transport, federal capital territory, works (state), power (state) and foreign affairs (state I), said the meeting's focus was on further deepening of service delivery to Nigerians.

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