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FEC approves N3.5b for aviation equipment in Lagos, Abuja, Kano

By Terhemba Daka, Abuja
03 March 2022   |   2:37 am
Federal Executive Council (FEC), yesterday, approved N3,523,592,079 for projects under the ministry of aviation.

Hadi Sirika

Federal Executive Council (FEC), yesterday, approved N3,523,592,079 for projects under the ministry of aviation.

The decision was disclosed to newsmen after the weekly meeting, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Speaking on behalf of Minister of Aviation Hadi Sirika, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice President), Laolu Akande, said the contracts for which approvals were granted are for the Abuja, Lagos and Kano international airports.

He said: “There was also the memo presented by the minister for aviation, which got approval for the supply and installation of two sets of complete high-capacity passenger security screening systems for the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, at the sum of N1,193,630,980.

“There was also approved for the supply and installation of airfield ground lighting materials for the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and also Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, at the sum of N2,329,961,099.60.”

Also, FEC approved two memoranda for the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development.

The minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, who disclosed this during the briefing, explained that both memoranda will be targeting specific agenda, including the provision of assistance to victims, as well as rehabilitation and resettlement.

She said: “One is for Council to approve the National Policy for Protection and Assistance of Trafficked Persons in Nigeria. The second memo is on Protocol for Identification, Safe Return and Rehabilitation of Trafficked Persons in Nigeria.”