FEC Okays N47bn For Contracts In Aviation, Works Ministries, Customs

FEC Okays N47bn For Contracts In Aviation, Works Ministries, Customs

FEC Okays N47bn For Contracts In Aviation, Works Ministries, Customs

 

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday approved various contracts worth about N47 billion to be awarded by the ministries of Aviation, Works and Housing as well as the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).

 

Among the contracts au­thorised by FEC include the award of a contract for direct procurement, installation and commissioning of the total ra­dar coverage modernisation for the Nigeria Airspace Man­agement Agency (NAMA) at the cost of 14,428,218.17 Euros (N28,039,080,799.40).

 

Briefing correspondents af­ter the meeting, Minister of Avi­ation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said this contract was part of the three memos his ministry brought for consideration at FEC.

 

He said council also approved two others including the one for a contract for the supply and installation of baggage handling system at the Murtala Moham­med International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos worth N3,615,265,710.69.

 

The third aviation contract approved was for the manufacture, supply, installation and operating training of disabled aircraft recovery system at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at the cost of N2,209,593,428.08.

 

Sirika said: “Today, council received three memoranda from aviation and they were all approved consequently. Memo number one is for approval for a contract for the supply and in­stallation of baggage handling system at the Murtala Moham­med International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, and the total contract sum is N3,615,265,710.69, inclusive of the 7.5% VAT, with the comple­tion period of 12 months.

 

“The contractor is Messrs. Gulf of Africa International Limited, who are exclusive representatives of the original equipment manufacturer. The OEM is Messrs. UVS Systems Company, a company that is located in Istanbul, Turkey. The funding was found and appropriated and council consequently approved.

“The second memo from us in Aviation is approval for the award of contract for the manu­facture, supply, installation and operating training of disabled aircraft recovery system at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

“This system is to be applied in the event that there is an aircraft that is occupying the runway or any area of operations that we have, so the special equipment will be used to remove that aircraft from that place and free it for our own operations. Contract sum is N2,209,593,428.08, inclusive of 7.5% VAT.

“This was issued to Messrs. Globsley Project Limited. The OEM representatives are Messrs. AMS Aircraft Recovery Limited.

“The third memo is approv­al for the award of contract for direct procurement, installation and commissioning of the total radar coverage modernisation for the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency and this con­tract is in two parts and the total is 14,428,218.17 Euros, which is equivalent to N28,039,080,799.40.

“The contractors are Messrs. Talas, who had been on the proj­ect and supported by Intelligent Transportation Systems Limited and Messrs. Soft net Systems Nigeria Limited and the OEMs are Messrs. Talas Systems of France and Messrs. HM Global of Germany.”

 

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who spoke on the memos approved for other ministries, revealed that the council approved a contract for the construction and furnishing of new Senate building and 1,000 capacity conference centre by the University of Abuja.