Insecurity: FCTA to acquire 60 utility vehicles, communication gadgets for security agencies in Abuja – Minister
Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Mohammed Bello has disclosed the Federal Executive Council’s approval of over N2 billion for the procurement of utility vehicles for security agencies working in the nation’s capital.
The approval which was ratified at the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari also includes funds for installing communication gadgets in the vehicles.
Bello while briefing State House Correspondents, on the outcome of their deliberations on Wednesday, noted that the contract was awarded to Coscharis motors with a delivery period of two months.
“Council approved the procurement of security vehicles to support the operations of our security agencies in the FCT. They are about 60 utility vehicles which were awarded to Coscharis motors Ltd with communications gadgets to be installed at a cost of N1.83 billion.
“Also an additional approval of N847 million for the purchase of gadgets was awarded to Messrs E & S, bringing the total amount approved to N2,682,248,378,52,” Bello stated.
The minister, however, said the approval was not connected with the prevailing insecurity in the country, especially within the Federal Capital Territory.
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