The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday granted approvals for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to execute three contracts totalling about N44.2 billion.
The council also approved the sum of N1 billion for the procurement of 19 vehicles by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
On the approvals for the contracts for Nigeria Customs Service, Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, said, “So this is a Nigeria Customs Service barracks and the contract was issued to two companies. Messrs AMSCO Limited is constructing 15 blocks of six numbers three bedroom flats at the Aviation Village here in Abuja. The contract is in the sum of N5.549 billion with a delivery period of 81 weeks.
“The second part of it is the construction of 32 blocks of six two-bedroom flats with a religious center at the Customs service barracks also at the Aviation Village and this was given to Messrs WARAMS Limited in the sum of N12.843 billion with a delivery period of 144 weeks.
“The Federal Executive Council also approved the procurement of 192 motor vehicles for the operations and administrative use of the Nigeria Customs Service. A different mix of vehicles, totalling 192, all of them Toyota brands. So there are Toyota Prado, Corolla, Camry, Land Cruiser and ambulances for a total sum of N9.649 billion naira including VAT with a delivery period of four weeks.
“The third approval that we got was for the award of contract for the purchase of 210 units of residential accommodation at plot 413 Aviation Village, Abuja, for the Nigeria Customs Service, in favour of Messrs Abdulwahab Memorial Nigeria Limited in the sum of N16.125 billion naira, including the VAT,” she said.
Recall that two weeks ago, the council approved the sum of N510.1 million for the 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.
Also last week, it approved the renewal of the $29.87 million (N12.4 billion) contract between NPA and LTT Coastal and Marine Services Limited for the management of tugboats, pilot cutters and mooring launches at the Lagos Port Complex Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports Complex.