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FEC approves N33.8bn for Aviation projects, N1.5bn for Customs vehicles

…okays N11.5bn for Sokoto road, UniAbuja contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N33.8 billion for the execution of three contracts in the Ministry of Aviation. The Council, chaired by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa yesterday also approved the sum of N1, 554,200,000 for the purchase of 46 units of operations and administrative vehicles for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS). FEC also okayed the sum of N11.5 billion for a road in Sokoto State as well as the construction of Senate Build ing and other projects in the University of Abuja. Briefing newsmen after the Council meeting, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said three different projects were approved for execution in his ministry.

The first, he said was the contract for the supply and installation of baggage handling system at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos at the total contract sum is N3,615,265,710.69, inclusive of the 7.5% VAT, with the completion period of 12 months.

The second was the approval for the award of contract for the manufacture, supply, installation and operating training of disabled aircraft recovery system at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at the sum of N2, 209,593,428.08 and the last for the award of contract for direct procurement, installation and commissioning of the total radar coverage modernization for the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency at the sum of N28, 039,080,799.40. The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, told newsmen that the Council approved the procurement of 46 units of vehicles for operational and administrative use by the Nigerian Customs Service. This was awarded to Messrs. Elizade Nigeria Limited at a total cost of N1, 554,200,000 and this amount is inclusive of 7.5%. VAT.

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