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FG approves Customs’ request for N623m for computers



NIGERIA Customs Service (NCS) has received nod to procure more computers and printers to the tune of N623.7 million for zonal and area commands.

  The approval was made at the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, yesterday, which President Muhammadu Buhari coordinated by virtual media from Council Chambers of State House, Abuja.

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents on the outcome of this week’s virtual meeting of the Council.

 “The Minister of Finance presented a memo for the award of contract for 1, 200 units of coloured printers and desktop computers for human resources and accounting management systems across zones and area commands of the Nigeria Customs Service, which was approved. The sum of the contract was N623, 700, 000 for the 1, 200 desktops and computers for the use of the Customs Service all over the country,” Mohammed said.

According to him, some contracts were also awarded for the Nigeria College of Aviation, Zaria, and Plateau State University, Bokkos.

While N101 million was approved for the provision of a flight simulator building at the aviation college in Zaria, Kaduna State, the federal cabinet approved N610 million for the construction of a Faculty of Health Services for Plateau State-owned University in Bokkos.

“The memo was presented by the Minister of Aviation and an approval was given for the revised estimated cost for the construction of Boeing 737 full-flight simulator Building for the Nigerian College Aviation Technology, Zaria, originally awarded for N993,484,980.60 and is being reviewed to N1,095,475,750.04,” he said.

Similarly, Federal Executive Council also approved N2.9billion for the provision of water and fire service equipment in the National Oil and Gas Park to be sited in Odukpani, Cross River State

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Slyva, made this known during his own press briefing.

According to the minister, the project when completed will provide additional infrastructural facility for the manufacturing of oil and gas components for the sector and boost economic activities in Cross River.

“Today, council approved the provision of water and fire service equipment in the National Oil and Gas Park to be sited in Odukpani, Cross River State, in the sum of N2.9billion. The oil and gas scheme is to provide an environment, a corridor for citing industries that would produce components locally for the oil and gas industry.

  Of course, these parks will create jobs and also increase local capacity and participation in the oil and gas industry,” he said.

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