The Federal Executive Council approved N21,107,212,510 for various projects in the ministry of education and aviation as well as several other federal agencies on Wednesday.
The decisions were arrived at a council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The outcome of the meeting was reported to State House media by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika; the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; and the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
The contracts include the construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe State for N6.3 billion, post-construction services for the same airport for N219.8 million, procurement of eight airport rescue and firefighting vehicles for N9.5 billion, and a contract for the deployment of sniffer dogs to the Lagos and Abuja international airports for N9.5 billion, according to the minister.
“FEC authorized four memos from civil aviation,” he stated. One of these is the approval of the Wachakal Airport project in Yobe State, with a contract value of N6,284,065,056”.
According to Nwajiuba, the council passed a memorandum in favour of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun in Delta State for the development of facilities, including hostels, at a cost of N2.7 billion.
Adesina also stated that the council approved contracts totalling N1.71 billion for four federal agencies, including the Federal Road Safety Commission, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
In total, N187.5 million was approved for the procurement of operational vehicles for the FRSC, N537 million for NEITI’s permanent office building, and N985 million for dual body scanners for the country’s four international airports.