‎Nigerian govt approves N3.8bn for NIMASA to lease vessels

‎Nigerian govt approves N3.8bn for NIMASA to lease vessels
April 26 16:55 2017

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved ‎N3.8 billion for the leasing of fast going vessels to enable the Nigerian Maritime Administration and ‎Safety Agency (‎NIMASA)‎ to perform is responsibilities on the high sea in the next one year.‎

This was disclosed by the Minister of Transport, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The minister said the council also approved the purchase of land patrol vehicles for the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and the procurement of 56 vehicles at a total cost of N358 million.

He said the council also approved  the change in the cost of construction of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) headquarters due to foreign exchange fluctuation to N5 billion.

“Council approved three things. One was NIMASA that has to do with the lease of fast going vessels to enable NIMASA perform is responsibility on the high sea. The cost for the lease for NIMASA is N3.8 billion for the next one year.

“The other is the purchase of land patrol vehicles for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). 56 vehicles to be procured at a total cost of N358 million.

“The last was the change in the cost of construction of the EFCC headquarters due to foreign exchange fluctuation. This is additional N5 billion Naira,” he said.