By John Ikani
FG To Spend N658m For Deployment Of Sniffer Dogs In Lagos, Abuja Airports
The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N16.6 billion for the execution of four projects by his ministry across the country.
Speaking with reporters after the council meeting, Sirika said four memoranda was approved for the ministry totalling N16,697,742,839.
According to him, the projects to be executed in the contracts include construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe State at N6.3 billion; post-construction services for the same airport at the cost of N219.8 million.
It also includes the procurement of eight airport rescue and firefighting vehicles at the cost of N9.5 billion; and a contract for the deployment of sniffer dogs to the Lagos and Abuja international airports at the cost of N658.8 million.
At the meeting, the council also approved N537 million for the acquisition of a property to serve as the new headquarters of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the president on Media and Publicity, explained that the agency had been making use of a rented property.
“NEITI, which is, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, was given an approval to acquire a permanent office building for N537,000,000 to be used as its head office,” he said.