FG Approves N658m For Deployment Of Dogs To Airports

N658 million has been approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to procure sniffer dogs at the Lagos and Abuja International Airports.

The council reached the agreement during a weekly meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, August 18.

After the council meeting, the minister of aviation Hadi Sirika told reporters that four memoranda were approved for the ministry totalling N16,697,742,839. According to Sirika, the projects to be executed in the contracts include construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe State at N6.3 billion; post-construction services for the same airport at the cost of N219.8 million.

It also includes the procurement of eight airport rescue and firefighting vehicles at the cost of N9.5 billion; and a contract for the deployment of sniffer dogs to the Lagos and Abuja international airports at the cost of N658.8 million.

Patsy Nwogu

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