FEC Approves N495m To Procure, Install Luggage Scanners At Railway Stations 


By;  AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna 

About N495m has been approved for the procurement and installation of luggage scanners at railway stations located in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano states by the Federal Executive Council.

Ademola Adegoroye, the Minister of State for Transportation, who made the declaration on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council explained that it was meant to enhance security of lives and property at the railway facilities.

According to him, “The devices to be deployed at railway stations in Idu, Rigassa, Kubwa, Jere, Kano and Kaduna include eight colour imaging x-rays, eight body scanners walk through metal detectors and 50 handheld scanners for effective security network.”

He said that in view of the process of security of lives and property, such equipment has to be installed at the railway stations, saying that since they are starting railway revolution, they are trying to put in place a lot of things with the railways. 

He added that the federal government does not want people to come and damage all that the government has been trying to put in place in that sector.

The Minister explained that the contract was approved so that when people get there and have goods, then they can pass through the scanners and they can be sure that there’s nothing that can destroy, that can cause violence or inflict danger or bring lives and property at stake.

He said that a 10-year concession to Messrs Arcuff to carry out two-way services at Lekki Deep Seaport and Dangote Jetty for optimal performance has been approved by the Federal Executive Council.

Ademola Adegoroye assured that the company would carry out towing services so that ship berthing and discharge of goods would be easier in the two ports.


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