This was disclosed by the Minsiter of Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akuyili at the end of today’s meeting of Federal Executive Council.
The contract will be funded by the Universal Basic Education Commission from 2010 Supplementary Budget under the MDGs Textbooks initiative for procurement of textbooks.
Seven companies will take part in the printing of the textbooks which was expected to be concluded in six weeks.
The Federal Government also at today’s meeting of FECÂ approve the award of contract for the construction of a headquarters for the Code of Conduct Bureau in Abuja at the cost of N3.5 billion.
The completion period for the contract is 26 months.
By Oluokun Ayorinde/Abuja