Aviation Sector Gets N5bn Boost

Timothy Choji, Abuja

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The Federal Executive Council has approved over five billion naira for various contracts in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Katsina airports.

Special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina revealed this to State House Correspondents while briefing them on decisions reached at the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said: “The Minister of Aviation presented a memo for the approval of the award of contracts at the Murtala Mohammed international airport Lagos, Nnnamdi Azikiwe international airport Abuja, Aminu Kano international airport Kano and Katsina airport in Katsina State.

“For Lagos, it is for the expansion of the terminal building at domestic terminal GAT for the sum of N2, 817, 579, 271.99. For the Katsina airport, it is for the expansion of the airport’s apron awarded at N527, 353, 095.12. There is also the expansion of Lagos cargo apron areas awarded at N1,982. 943, 242.31.

“Council also approved the expansion of Abuja domestic apron areas at N795, 976, 947.34 and also the expansion of Kano apron area at the cost of N1, 059, 120, 254.37,”

Adesina said when completed, the contracts will go a long way in improving the air transportation network in the country.

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