Another N6bn for aviation equipment for Lagos, Abuja, Akure, Benin airports
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday approved N33 billion for the construction of the Bida-Lapai-Lambata road.
The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shauri, told State House Correspondents this at the end of the meeting.
He briefed alongside his colleagues the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazzau, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Permanent Secretary of Ecological Fund, Habiba Lawal and the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
Shauri said, the Bida-Lapai-Lambata road in Niger State is a very important road linking South West to the Northern part of the country.
He said “The road is about 123.9 kilometers. It costs N33 billion. It is the second road that connects South West to the North.”
He also disclosed that FEC approved N224 million for extension of consultancy service for 215 megawatts power plant in Kudendan in Kaduna State.
The Minister of State for Aviation, on his part said FEC also approved N6 billion for aviation equipment from two memos presented to the Council.
Sirika said that N2.588 billion was approved for Aerotical Information System (AIS) that will give accuracy information including weather information to pilots and aviators.
To provide Instrument Landing System (ILS) in the country against harsh weather conditions, the Council also approved N1.188 billion to upgrade the airports in Lagos and Abuja to category three.
Sirika added that, N1.175 billion was approved to upgrade airports in Akure and Benin to category two.
The contracts, he said, has completion period of 20 weeks