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Budget: FG proposes N1bn, N390 million for construction of new Enugu terminal building, FAAN headquarters

FEDERAL Government has proposed the sum of N1billion and another N390m for the construction of a new terminal building at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu and on the completion of new headquarters for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Abuja respectively.

These were contained in the 2019 budgeted submitted by the Federal Government to the National Assembly last December.

Government also proposed in the 2019 budget, the sum of N306.4m for the construction of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano and the sum of N325.5million for the fabrication and installation of conveyor belts at Enugu and Port Harcourt Airports, which it also said was ongoing.

Also proposed was N192.2million for the production and installation of information desk at Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Port-Harcourt and Enugu Airport, which is ongoing.

Recalled that in 2018 FAAN had received myriads of complains about the Enugu Airport leading the agency, the NCAA to carry out an assessment where it was discovered that the state government had a role to play to ensure that some of the challenges were addressed.

Among which was the inability of FAAN to install the Instrument Landing System (ILS) procured for the airport due to the incursion by schools, markets and television masts.

Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation, had disclosed that government would remove some structures to ensure that the ILS was installed after a facility inspection around the airport.

Sirika said the Federal Government had released N1.7billion for construction work to continue at the international wing of the airport, noting that more money would be made available when the 2018 budgetary provision was released for completion of work.

But, the project, which was marked “ongoing” in the 2019 budget proposal to the National Assembly was also included in the 2019 budget.

But, rather than the N1.7billion announced for the project in March 2018, the government proposed N1,008,722,145 in this year’s budget.

Apart from this, the government also proposed additional N390 million for the completion of ongoing new headquarters for FAAN in Abuja.

Senator Sirika, the Minister of State for Aviation had in July 2018 inaugurated a project team for the construction of the proposed new office complex and staff quarters for FAAN in Abuja.

Sirika had lamented that FAAN that had the mandate of building and managing airports in the country did not have a befitting office complex in the federal capital.

He had said that the decision to construct the office complex and residential quarters was through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, which he said was to ensure that what would be delivered would be of a high quality that represented value for money.

 

Nigerianflightdeck with reports from the Daily Independent

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