The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N16.6 billion for the construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe at N6.3 billion; post-construction services for the same airport at the cost of N219.8 million and procurement of eight airport rescue and firefighting vehicles at the cost of N9.5 billion.
This was disclosed by the Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika in a briefing with State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, according to NAN.
What the Minister of Aviation said
Sirika said, “FEC approved four memoranda for the Ministry of Aviation, and one of which is approval for the construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe State at the contract sum of N6,284,065,056.
“And 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 civilisation, we found this airport and many others that are coming across the country useful.
“The second was a post-Consultancy Services for the construction of the same airport, Wachakal Airstrip 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.”
He also stated that the FEC made provisions for the supply and maintenance of eight units of airport rescue and firefighting vehicles including spare parts and training, adding that the contract was given to Messers Gulf of Africa International Ltd., the exclusive representatives of the OEM with the sum of N9,535,132,500.
“The last memo has to do with approval for the award of contract for the deployment of sniffer dogs canine in airports in Lagos and Abuja. We will be continuing with this procurement and other airports as well.
“So, the total contract sum for this procurement is N658,762,783.36 which includes seven and a half per cent VAT,” he added.
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