The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N718 million for security services and surveillance of the Abuja light rail transportation system.
Minister of Federal Captial Territory (FCT), Mr Mohammed Musa Bello, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I presented a memo at the Federal Executive Council meeting of today and the council approved a contract for the provision of security services for the Abuja Light Rail Mass Transit System.
“These companies are Messers Al-Ahali Security Guards Limited and Messers Seaguard Security and Protective Company Limited. They are going to provide security to the entire 45 kilometers of track including 12 stations.
“And these security services are meant to protect the key infrastructure on the rail tracks, the signaling and communication equipment as well as the electrical system.
“Al-Ahali security guard Limited is going to secure 27.4 kilometers of the track, covering eight stations at the cost of N407, 214,000 over a two year period, while Seaguard Securities and Protective Company Limited is going to secure 18 kilometers of the rail tracks including four railway stations and that is at a cost of N310, 979,250,” he said.