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FEC approves N6.3bn contract for waterways surveillance

The federal executive council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the award of a contract worth N6.3bn for waterways surveillance under the Deep Blue project also known as the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure project.

This was disclosed by the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, while briefing state house correspondents after the FEC meeting.

Amaechi said the contract was for the provision of training logistics, operational equipment and maintenance support for the government under the Integrated National Surveillance and Waterways Protection Solution Infrastructure in Nigeria.

He said, “This is also what we call the Deep Blue Project. That’s the project that the president launched some months ago, around May or June. The contract was awarded at N6,347,967,644.21, inclusive of 7.5% VAT for a period of two years.

“It’s also important to say that the cabinet was briefed that there’s huge improvement in the security on our waterways now and we hope that it will continue as we progress.”