The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has earmarked N658.8 million in deployment of sniffer dogs to the Lagos and Abuja airports.
One of the projected budget for aviation is part of others set aside for other sectors including education.
Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika made this known to newsmen after the FEC’s meeting.
Sirika said the Council approved four memoranda for his ministry, the total cost of which amounted to N16,697, 742,839 billion, among which N985million was voted for installation of body scanners for four international airports.
The minister explained that other projects to be executed in the contracts include the construction of Wachakal Airport in Yobe State at N6.3 billion; post construction services for the same airport at the cost of N219. 8million; procurement of eight airport rescue and firefighting vehicles at the cost of N9.5billion.