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18 days to go: Why we’re still awarding contracts – FG reveals

The Federal Government of Nigeria has provided explanations for why it continues to award multi-billion naira contracts, despite the imminent expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari's term in office. According to a report by Vanguard, before announcing the award of contracts, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) reviewed 37 agenda items in a lengthy meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The government has promised to keep functioning until May 29, the last day of Buhari's tenure, despite the end of the term being just 18 days away.

Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, spoke to reporters after the Council meeting and emphasized that the government has been elected to work until the end of the term and should not stop functioning one month before the next administration takes over. He further explained that there are ongoing processes, and agencies are functioning under the 2022 budget. The government has submitted multiple proposals to the procurement agencies, and they are expected to be ready to begin work whenever they can.

As the Minister of Transportation also noted, the government's official term in office continues through May 28. The government will continue to finalize ongoing tasks and ensure that its functions remain uninterrupted until the end of the term. In conclusion, the government's intention is to fulfill its obligations and ensure a smooth transition of power to the next administration.

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