The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N743 million for the purchase of security and safety equipment and incidence laboratory for Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Thursday, May 16 after the FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Sirika added that the council also approved the contract for the procurement of pavement marking machines at the cost of N391.8 million.

“This is a visual aid for pilots for safe operations around our airports,” he said.

The minister further disclosed that the FEC approved the sum of €1.1 million for the purchase of a total radar coverage track on system reconditioning.

“This contract went to the manufacturer of the equipment for 1, 187, 960, 000 Euros, equivalent to N414, 543, 760.23 excluding taxes and it’s for seven months,” Sirika said.

Meanwhile, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammed Bello revealed that the council approved the sum of N616 million for the construction of a materials testing facility.

He said that the facility when completed would be used in the testing of materials used in building and road construction.

According to him, the contract for the facility was one of six approved for the FCT by the Federal Executive Council.

Bello said, “The FCT got approval for the award of contract for the construction and equipping of materials testing laboratory in Abuja and that contract is in the sum of N616, 278, 844.19 with a completion period of five months.

“That laboratory already is under construction, so basically it is just to equip the laboratory and is going to test all the items that go into the construction of roads and buildings.”

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