FEC okays N2bn vehicles for Civil Defence, approves three major contracts aimed at enhancing the performance of the national grid

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The Federal Executive Council approved the acquisition of 52 operable cars for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps for N2,124,935,000 on Wednesday, May 11. (NSCDC).

The vehicles to be purchased, according to Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, comprise 27 Buffalo Double Cabin, MG 2021 model, 15 Toyota Hilux four-wheel drive premium package 2020 model, and 10 Toyota Hiace ambulance bus with complete option.

Aregbesola said;

“This is done to enhance the capacity of the agency to combat crimes and criminality in Nigeria. It’s my belief that this will go a long way in protecting lives and property in Nigeria.”

The FEC also approved three major contracts aimed at enhancing the performance of the national grid and improving the power supply.

Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba said;

“One of the lines is the one linking Benin, Oshogbo and Akure in Edo, Osun and Ondo States.

“So, in the three states, the grid in that area has been weak for some time, but with this approval of today’s contract, we’re swinging into action and certainly, very shortly, we would have improved on the grid in that area.

“Also, the 133 KVA in Akwanga and Lafia in Nasarawa State has also been improved. That also helps to strengthen the line to Abuja through those two states. Plateau and Benue States would have improved electrical supply, following those strengthening.

“So, if we empower our grid properly, and given the encouragement the president and FEC has given us, we promised Nigerians that the grid will be enhanced, and electricity supply to the country improved, albeit, gradually. But we were working on that. And with these approvals, we hope to do better for Nigerians.”

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