FEC Approves N3.5bn For Security Screening Systems, Lightening Of Airports

Written by on March 3, 2022

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a total sum of N3,523,592,079.60 for the procurement of security screening systems and the lighting of some airports in the country. Briefing newsmen after the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, his spokesman, Laolu Akande, who stood in for the Minister of Aviation, said the Council approved “the supply and installation of two sets of complete high-capacity passenger security screening systems for the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at the sum of N1,193,630,980.

There was also an approval for the aviation minister for the supply and installation of airfield ground lightning materials for Lagos and Abuja as well as the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, at the sum of N2,329,961,099.60. Minister of Women Affairs, Ms Pauline Tallen, who also briefed correspondents, alleged that those lawmakers who voted against the clause for gender equality in the constitution amendment process in the National Assembly yesterday do not have respect for women.

She disclosed that women, in collaboration with civil society organisations, have already put in place strategies to continue pushing for affirmative action until it is realised. Tallen said the women were strategising and intensifying advocacies ahead of the 2023 election where they intend to deploy their population, in concert with the youths, to make a political statement.

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