FG to install N1.14bn radio equipment at 14 airports


The Federal Government has said that it will procure very high frequency (VHF) radio equipment worth N1.147.5bn for Kano, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and 10 other airports in the country.

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said the contract was approved by the Federal Executive Council on Wdnesday.

The minister listed other benefitting airports Enugu, Calabar, Benin, Jos, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Sokoto and Ilorin.

Sirika, who put the completion period of the contract at 20 months, said this would significantly improve the radio communication “and ensure that the whole country is covered by this radio.

He said, “This radio is needed for communication between pilots and towers and it is an important tool for safety. This will of course deal with the issue of inadequate radio equipment that we have had in the country earlier than now. It is a very big relief for the country.”    

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