The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N4.6 billion naira for the construction of seven model schools to be located in the six geo-political zones of the country.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known yesterday when he briefed the State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting which was presided over by the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He explained that the model schools would be sited in Bauchi, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa, Katsina ,Edo states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The minister revealed that the sum of N1.6billion naira was approved for the supply of first-line and second-line anti-retroviral medicine for the National Agency for the Control of AIDs to three different locations which included the Central Medical Stores, Oshodi in Lagos, Umuahia in Abia and Jalingo in Taraba State.

He noted that the council approved N1.8billion for the upgrading of additional 11kilometers road network at Quarters Community in Gwagwalada while another N440.9 million was approved for the review of sewage master plan within the FCT. Adding that N1.47 million was also approved for the supply of Field Materials to aid water treatment by the FCT Water Board.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed also stated that another N668 million was approved for the provision of Powder Coated 8milimeter Diameter wire fence on round-square post complete with accessories at Pedestrian Bridge locations within the FCT.

He said the Ministry of Mines and Steels got approval for the procurement of truck-mounted drilling rig for exploration activities at N331 million naira.