By Lawrence Olaoye
The Federal Government yesterday approved a draft national policy on labour migration aimed at effectively managing the movement of labour across national and international borders.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan also approved the procurement of sports equipment for 981 primary schools across the country.
Outgoing Labour and Productivity Minister, Chief EmekaWogu, who briefed State House correspondents alongside his Information counterpart, LabaranMaku, explained that the proposed labour migration policy would help in the protection of the dignity of migrant Nigerian labourers working in different parts of the world.
Wogu said that the policy would also stem the incidence of illegal migration, which he said, had been the bane of most developing countries.
Similarly, the FEC also approved a contract for the purchase of branded sporting equipment for distribution to selected primary schools in the country.
Minister of Special Duties, Mr.TaminuTuraki, who disclosed this at the briefing, said that the contract was part of the good course intervention project of the National Lottery Trust Fund.
Turaki said that the first batch of the equipment worth N600 million would be distributed to 981 primary schools comprising nine in each of the senatorial zones of the country.
The council equally approved a N2.7 billion contract for the reconstruction of some ageing street roads in the FCT.
The FCT minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, informed that the roads located in Garki and Wuse districts of Abuja which were built over 30 years ago would be rehabilitated with the contract.
Mohammed pointed out that the road reconstruction programme, which were in two phases, started in November, 2012 with the first phase gulping N2.5 billion.