Nigerian Government has approved over Six hundred million Naira to buy sniffer dogs in the two major Airports in the Country located in Lagos and Abuja.
This was confirmed by Minister for Aviation Hadi Sirika at the Federal Executive Council meeting held in Abuja yesterday, Wednesday 18, August, 2021.
He said that the FEC has approved the award of contract for the deployment of snffer dogs canine at the two major airports.
According to him,
“The total contract sum for this procurement is N658,762,783.36 which includes seven and a half per cent VAT”
Sirika further revealed that the FEC approved 16.6 billion Naira for the execution of four projects by his ministry across the country.
Nigeria will spend N658.7 million to buy sniffer dogs in Abuja and Lagos airports, according to aviation minister Hadi Sirika.
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Sirika made this known at the end of Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
“The total contract sum for this procurement is N658,762,783.36 which includes seven and a half per cent VAT,” he said.
He also said that the money is geared towards ensuring connectivity within the region,to improve security architecture and achieve various needs of civilization within the aviation sector.
In all, Sirika said FEC approved N16.6 billion for the execution of four projects by his ministry across the country.
According to him, the other projects to be executed in the contracts include 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.
“FEC approved four memoranda for 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 Air strip which is very close to Nguru in Yobe state.