Amidst extension of ASUU strike, Buhari approves N2bn to purchase vehicles

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved more than N2 billion for the acquisition of operational vehicles by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).

Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola made this known to State House correspondents after the weekly FEC virtual meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to Aregbesola, the vehicles to be purchased include 27 Buffalo double cab pickups, 15 Toyota Hilux pickups and 10 ambulance buses.

The development comes days after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) transferred its website, which started on February 14, 2022, with three months after the federal government failed to comply with the unions’ demands.

Highlights of the unions’ demands include improving the welfare of its members, reviving public universities and academic autonomy.

The statement reads in part: β€œThe Federal Executive Council today approved for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), also known as Civil Defense, the sum of N2, 024, 935, 000 only for the purchase of 52 operational vehicles that failed. in this order, 27 Buffalo double cab MT 2021 model, 15 Toyota Hilux four-wheel drive, premium package 2020 model and 10 Toyota Hiace ambulance buses, with full option, a total of 52 vehicles. ”

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