Aviation Sector gets N5.6 billion for equipment, terminals maintenance

The Federal Executive Council has approved N5.6 billion for the maintenance of Nigeria’s new international building terminals in Abuja and Portharcourt.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s meeting of the council, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.



“There were five memoranda from civil aviation, which were all approved, starting from the one for contract for the maintenance of Nigeria’s new international building terminals in Abuja and Portharcourt.

“This is in line with the government’s policy on ensuring that public buildings are well maintained so that they will remain as they are. In this case, a contract was approved for two terminal buildings, for the total sum of N5, 653,341,729.07, including 7.5 percent VAT, for a period of three years.”

Siirika said the Council also approved the sum of N14.2 billion as variation of the cost for the construction of a terminal building at Akanu Ibiam international airport in Enugu State and Asaba, Delta State.

“The second memo is approval for a variation on contract sum for the construction of a new terminal building at and perishable cargo at Akanu Ibiam international airport Enugu State and that of Asaba. That of Asaba is not a federal government airport but we are putting in a cargo terminal building there.

“This is funded through the federal budget. You recall the remaining four terminals in Kano, Lagos, Portharcourt and Abuja are funded through Chinese loan. But this particular one in Enugu is funded through our appropriation including the cargo therein and also the cargo at Asaba. So, the variation for these procurements is N14, 242, 808, 433, 17, with a 12 month additional completion period.”
X-Ray Machine

He said the Ministry also got approval for the procurement of an X-ray machine
“The other one is approval for the award of contract for the procurement of L3 X-ray machine parts and maintenance support services. This procurement is in the sum of N469, 679, 484 with 7.5 percent VAT to be supplied in a period of 12 months,” he added.

The Aviation Minister also announced that the cabinet approved a variation for the procurement, configuration, delivery and commissioning of transportable Radars, co-mounted with another Radar and tower control centre for the enhancement of the North-East surveillance safety of air navigation operations and for the airport in Maiduguri to run 24 hours.


He also said N14.7 billion was approved for the construction of clinics at Abuja, Kano, Portharcourt, and Lagos airports as well as the replacement of elevators and excavators at Wings ’D and E’ at the old Lagos Airport.


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