The federal government says the UI library extension project will be completed within 48 weeks.
Lai Mohammed, briefed State House correspondents after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari is still in London for a routine medical check-up.
The Minister of Education also presented a memo for the award of contract for the construction and furnishing of the extension of the University of Ibadan library.
“The memo, which was approved, is at the cost of N532 million with a completion period of 48 weeks,’’ the minister said.
Mr Mohammed hinted that the memo was well received because of the need to extend the library facility in the university.
He said that for many years, the library had needed real extension, given the surge in students’ population.