The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N453.9 billion for the purchase of rolling stock, operational, and maintenance equipment for the Kano-Maradi standard gauge rail line, which is under construction.
The council also approved N510,934,600 for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for construction and supply of customised fire service search and rescue vans for use at Rivers Ports, Lagos Port Complex, Tin-Can Island Port and at the NPA headquarters in Lagos.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, disclosed this to State House correspondents while briefing journalists after this week’s Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“The Federal Ministry of Transportation this afternoon presented two memoranda to council on behalf of two of its agencies. The first agency was the Nigerian Ports Authority, which sought to provide for the award of a contract for the construction and supply of customised fire service search and rescue vans for extrication of accident victims for Rivers ports in Port Harcourt, Lagos Port Complex, Tin-Can Island Port and the Marina headquarters, all in Lagos.
“Council considered the memorandum and approved the award of the contract as recommended and reviewed by the Bureau of Public Procurement and the sum of N510,934,600 inclusive of seven and a half per cent VAT and with a completion period of nine months in favour of Messrs All Works Commercial Company Limited,” he said.
Sambo noted that the second memorandum presented by the ministry was on behalf of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).
“The memorandum sought the council’s consideration and approval for the award of contract for the procurement of rolling stock, operation or maintenance equipment for the Kano-Maradi standard gauge rail line that is currently under construction.
“The contract was awarded to MSSRs Mota Engineering Nigeria Limited, who are the contractors handling this particular project in the sum of $984,722,302.5 inclusive of seven and a half per cent VAT with a completion period of four years,” he said.
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