The Federal Executive Council has approved the procurement of 44 Innoson Motors (IVM) G5 jeeps for the 37 chairmen of the State and FCT Coordination and Implementation Committee of the Community Services, Women and Youth Employment Projects of SURE-P.
Minister of Labour, Emeka Wogu made this known to journalists at the end of the council meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The Labour minister said the vehicle will enhance the monitoring and supervision of the community services, women and youths employment activities at the state and local government levels nationwide.
The approval which has a budgetary provision in the 2013 Appropriation is in line with the federal government’s policy to patronize locally manufactured vehicles through direct procurement method and will cost N240.2million.
Also, the FEC has approved a draft Nigerian Metallurgical Industry Bill, 2014 for passage to the National Assembly.
The Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Mr Musa Sada, said the objective of the bill amongst others, include regulating the operations of all metallurgical plants in Nigeria through ensuring that metallurgical products and raw materials being manufactured or imported into the country meet set standards.