FEC approves N16.7bn for Yobe Airport, other projects | Dailytrust

FEC approves N16.7bn for Yobe Airport, other projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved four memoranda for the Ministry of Aviation, totalling N16, 697,742,839.

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, disclosed this Wednesday while briefing State House reporters after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said 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; 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.

“In our drive to develop the sector and ensure connectivity within our region and also improve on our security architecture and also attend to the various needs of civilization, we found this airport and many others that are coming across the country useful.

“The second was a post-Consultancy Service for the construction of the same airport, Wachakal Air stripe which is very close to Nguru in Yobe state. So, first Consultancy Services is given to Kafe Engineering at the sum of N219,782,500 only. This will include seven and a half per cent VAT,” the minister said.

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