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FG approves N15bn ICT devices for census

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, approved two contracts worth N15.3bn for the supply and installation of information and communication technology components and digital assistance devices ahead of the  population and housing census slated for May 3 to 5.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, revealed this to State House Correspondents shortly after this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Shehu said, “Among those memos that were okayed today was the award of the contract for the supply and installation of information and communication technology components for the 2023 population census.

“The ICT component contract was awarded for about N10.9bn.

“Another contract that was approved for the National Population Commission was one for the development and implementation of mobile device management solution for the personnel digital assistance devices to be used for the 2023 population census. This is in the sum of about N4.4bn.”

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