Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed plans by the Federal Government to procure taxi lighting systems for planes landing in Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja airports at a total cost of N3,047,127,022.72.

The proposed procurement includes photometric pattern machines for the three airports.

The approval followed a ratification by the Extra-ordinary Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

Sirika also disclosed that FEC approved a roadmap document for the aviation sector, a development that saw to the ratification of leasing companies that would enable clients lease equipment at an affordable cost.

An elated Sirika said, “Today in Council, something very significant happened in the world of civil aviation, part of our roadmap, the aviation leasing company has been established and approved by Council. Therefore, entrepreneurs and civil aviation will have access to lease equipment at affordable rates and within our country, Nigeria, and this is part of our roadmap. So the roadmap is gradually coming to 100% completion. So, I’m glad to see the full business case has been approved by the FEC.

“A second memo was also for the award of contract for the procurement, and installation of taxi lighting systems, and photometric patterns for Port Harcourt, Lagos, Abuja, and some other equipment all over the country.

“In this contract, the total sum for the photometric and taxi lighting systems for both airports mentioned is N3,047,127,022.72 with seven and half percent VAT and 12 months completion period. The contractor is Messers KSR3 Global Nigeria Limited. So those are the two memoranda.”

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