FEC okays N1.7bn for consultancy on 2nd runway at Abuja airport

The Federal Executive Council () approved the sum of N1.7 billion for consultancy services on the construction of second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Minister of , Hadi Sirika, briefed State House correspondents on Wednesday after the meeting anchored from the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

The online meeting was presided over President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Today council, a memo from the Ministry of was considered; and it is the consultancy services for the construction of second runway here Abuja.

“The contract went to a consortium of consultants for the total contract sum of N1.7 billion.

“This includes 7.5 cent VAT and also the exchange rate for dollar component of N360 to one dollar.

“And this is what caused the seeming increase the last estimated figure,’’ he said.

Sirika said the consultancy part of project was for a period 12 months.

He said a lot of work had been done the procurement consultancy services, adding it would be fast-tracked.

According to him, the ministry looks forward to achieving the second runway awarded, before the end of the administration. (NAN)