FEC approves N2.29bn for procurement, assemblage of aircraft in Zaria

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The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of two point two nine billion naira for the procurement and assemblage of training aircraft and simulator in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this yesterday after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Sirika also confirmed that such aircraft would be procured from Hungary, assembled in Nigeria and put into use, before the end of the current administration in May.

The minister further disclosed that the process of actual manufacturing in partnership with Hungary has kick started.

Similarly, the FEC has also approved a draft bill for an act to establish the Nigeria Police Force College, training school and institution to serve as centres for professional training of officers of the Force.

The Minister of Police of Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi told state House correspondents that this approval is part of reforms for the police to address observed gaps in the training and retraining of officers and improve the quality of officers.

He however said from investigations conducted by its officers, the level of corruption within the police has significantly declined.

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