The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the sum of N7,840,487,969 for projects in the Transportation and Aviation ministries.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, while briefing State House reporters, said the council approved the award of contract for the provision of Automated Civil Aviation Regulatory Equipment, including software support and training, for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
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He said the contract was given to Messrs. Arif Investment Nigeria Limited, representatives of Empik GmbH- the creators of the software – at the sum of N1,492,520,325, including 7.5% VAT with a completion period of six months.
He said: “In summary, this is a software that will allow all of the activities of civil aviation regulation to be done electronically on one platform, including payments, including follow-ups on personnel licensing, the medicals, the economic regulation of airlines, safety regulation of airlines and all other businesses within the envelope of civil aviation will be monitored by this single software.
“It is called ‘the truth machine’ in the quotation in Europe because all of the truth of regulation of civilization will appear on this platform, it’s an extremely important software that the world has now come to terms with.”
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said his ministry secured approval for the provision of training logistics for personnel under the Deep Blue Project.
Amaechi, who said the council was updated on the improved state of security on the nation’s waterways, stated that the amount approved for the contract was a sum of N6,347,967,644.21, inclusive of 7.5% VAT for a period of two years.
He said the contract was placed under Integrated National Surveillance and Waterways Protection Solution Infrastructure in Nigeria.