FG approves N1.7bn for communications equipment, control towers at Katsina airport
The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved N1.7 billion for the procurement and installation of communications equipment and absolute control contour for control towers at the Aviation Training School in Zaria and Katsina airports.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika while speaking with newsmen shortly after the meeting.
He said: “We presented a memorandum for the award of contract for the procurement and installation of communications equipment and absolute control contour for control towers in Zaria and Katsina.
“The total contract sum is N1,71460,196.10, including Value Added Tax (VAT) while the completion period is eight months.
“This is to address critical safety issues in such a way that there will be better communication and efficiency in the control towers in Zaria and Katsina, and this is ongoing, similar to what we have done in other airports,” the minister said.
Recall also that the Federal Executive Council has approved the payment of arrears of the new minimum wage as agreed upon by the Organised Labour and the Federal Government.