By Daniel Njienue, May 3, 2019
ABUJA-N4.6billion has been approved by the Federal Executive Council yesterday, Thursday for the construction of seven model schools. The model schools according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohmmed, will be located in the six geo-political zones of the country. The Minister disclosed this during FEC meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
His words: “The model schools would be sited in Bauchi, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa, Katsina Edo states as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)”
The minister also said that the council approved N1.6billion for the procurement of first‐line and second-line regimen of antiretroviral treatment drugs. “The Federal Executive Council approved the award of contracts for the supply of first-line antiretroviral medicine for the National Agency for the Control of AIDs to three different locations; namely the Central Medical Stores in Oshodi (Lagos), Umuahia (Abia) and Jalingo in Taraba. “There was also approval for the supply of second-line antiretroviral medicines for the same agency.
“The different between the first-line and the second-line is that when you give the first-line antiretroviral some patients do develop resistance. “So, for such patients, they have to go to the second-line antiretroviral,’’
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