FEC approves upgrade of safe towers in 4 airports, project to gulp N13.122bn
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the upgrade of safe towers in Lagos, Kano, Abuja, and Port Harcourt airports.
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this at the end of the FEC virtual meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.
The minister added that the analog systems in the airports will be upgraded to digital just as weather reports will now be transmitted instantly as against the current hourly practice.
The airport upgrade is to cost N13.122 billion.
During the meeting, FEC also reiterated the need for all Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to consult with the Federal Government-owned Galaxy Backbone Limited before budgeting and all payments should go to the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
Council noted that all federal institutions have equally been assessed to see what Information Communication Technology (ICT) upgrades are needed.
To aid the fight against drug abuse, FEC gave a nod to the purchase of a property at the Aviation Village, Abuja.
The building which will serve as accommodation for officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), was formerly owned by Chachangi Airlines and was bought for N1.196bn with a delivery period of four weeks.