Nigerian govt approves N993.3m simulator for Nigeria College of Aviation Technology

Nigerian govt approves N993.3m simulator for Nigeria College of Aviation Technology
June 27 21:53 2018

By Ahmed Idris

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved approved N993.3 million for Simulator at the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria.

This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja.

The minister said installation of the Simulator would enhance the capacity of NCAT as Regional Training Centre of Excellence.

“So, wind of change is blowing at the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria,” he said.

He said the council was briefed on the activities of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) including the 2018 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP).

Also speaking, Minister of State for Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Baba Shehuri, said the council approved N5.9 billion for the construction of 16.7 kilometers Suleja-Chaaza-Banguru road and spur to Rafinsayin in Niger State.

“It also provided for 15 metres of bridge construction,” he said.

He said N130 billion was also approved for the dualization of Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Bokani road in Kwara and Niger states.

“The contract’s life span is 36 months,’’ he said.

He said the council also approved construction of Ibi bridge across River Benue connecting Taraba and Plateau states at the cost of N57 billion.