The Federal Government is set to buy sniffer dogs for N658 million for deployment at Lagos and Abuja International Airports.
Speaking with reporters after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the council gave the approval during the weekly meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the minister, four memoranda were approved by the council for the ministry totalling N16billion.
He said the projects to be executed in the contracts include the construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe State at N6.3 billion; post-construction services for the same airport at the cost of N219.8 million.
It also includes the procurement of eight airport rescue and firefighting vehicles at the cost of N9.5 billion; and a contract for the deployment of sniffer dogs to the Lagos and Abuja international airports at the cost of N658.8 million.
He said: “FEC approved four memoranda from civil aviation. One of it is the approval for the construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe State and at the contract sum of N6,284,065,056,” he said.