Nigeria to spend N2.4bn on Aviation Security

The federal government has approved the sum of N2.4 billion naira for the construction of indoor shooting range for aviation security. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this to State House correspondents after the federal executive council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, Abuja. According to him, the contract sum includes all of the taxes and the completion period is two months.

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He further explained that this is in line with suggestions and recommendations by UN counter terrorism unit and also the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). He said, “Today in council two memoranda were considered for aviation. The first is construction of indoor shooting range for aviation security.

“Recall some time ago Mr President in conformity with the Act establishing Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), had approved that aviation security carry arms for improved security and you also recall that these aviation personnel were trained and still receiving training and profiling and all things that will make them efficient at the DSS and other sister organisations.

“And adding to that, they need tools and equipment to play the role they ought to play to keep us safe and secure. “So a contract was awarded to Messrs Donteck, it is a Nigerian in an association with another company called Action Targets of the US and the total contract sum is two billion, four hundred and thirteen million, nine hundred and sixty three thousand thirty five naira and seventy five kobo.” The minister also disclosed that the second memoranda that was considered and approved by council was the ratification of the instrument of International Civil Aviation Organisation Treaties.

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