The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N3.4 billion as post contract consultancy fee for the construction of the second runway at the Nnnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
He said the council also approved N449.9 million for the engagement of consultants for the development of masterplan for 17 airports in Nigeria.
“FEC approved N449.9 million for the engagement of consultants for the development of masterplan for 17 airports in Nigeria. The benefiting airports are located in Lagos, Abuja, Portharcourt, Kano, Owerri, Benin, Enugu, Maiduguri, Yola, Kaduna, Calabar, Ilorin, Sokoto, Ibadan, Jos, Akure and Katsina.
“The council also approved for post contract consultancy amounting to N3.4 billion for the construction of the second runway and associated faculties at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport, Abuja,” he said.
Also speaking, the Minister of Transportation Minister Mu’azu Jaji Sambo said the council also approved N8.6 billion for the purchase of houses that will serve as office accommodation for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Portharcourt and Abuja.
“The 3rd memorandum was in respect of a request by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency to buy two buildings in Portharcourt and Abuja to serve as zonal office and Abuja liaison office respectively,” he said.
He said the Portharcourt building is a three storey building that was purchased in the sum of N4, 186, 533, 750 while that of Abuja is a four storey building purchased in the sum of N4, 473, 236, 250 inclusive of all taxes.
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