The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N16.6billion for the execution of four projects by his ministry across the country.
Sirika stated this when he briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
According to him, the projects to be executed in the contracts include construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe at N6.3billion; post construction services for the same airport at the cost of N219.8million and procurement of eight airport rescue and firefighting vehicles at the cost of N9.5billion.
FEC approved four memoranda for ministry of aviation, and one of which is the approval for the construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe State at the contract sum of N6,284,065,056.
Sirika said another approval was given for a post-Consultancy Service for the construction of the same airport, Wachakal Air strip close to Nguru in Yobe state.
According to him another approval of N658.8million was given for award of contract for the deployment of sniffer dogs canine in the Lagos and Abuja airports.
The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, also revealed that the Council approved N2.7billion for the construction of facilities, including hostel at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources.