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FEC approves N3.2 billion for procurement of airport scanners 



Festus Keyamo

The Federal Minister of Aviation and Aerospace, Festus Keyamo, has disclosed that the Federal Executive Council, on Monday approved the sum of N3.2 billion for the procurement of modern scanners for use in five international airports across Nigeria. 

Keyamo made this disclosure while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of Monday’s FEC meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu. 

The minister further disclosed that the procurement of airport scanners would put an end to airport officials having to physically search the bags of passengers going through airports.  

According to Keyamo, the airports that these modern scanners would be acquired for include the international airports in Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Port-Harcourt and Enugu. 

Also, Keyamo disclosed to the State House Correspondents that the Federal Executive Council ratified Nigeria’s bilateral air service agreement with the Republic of Guyana.  

He revealed that the bilateral agreement with Guyana was signed nine years ago, in 2014, but had not been ratified ever since, until at the FEC meeting on Monday.  

The minister explained that the ratification of the bilateral air service agreement implies that Guyana can now have direct flights to Nigeria.