The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N1.4 billion for 180 marine fenders used for preventing ships or boats from colliding with each other.
Minister of State for Transportation, Ms Gbemisola Saraki disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
She said the new fenders are to replace the ones currently in use, which have deteriorated over time.
“The Ministry of Transportation today at FEC presented two memos; one was for the award of contract for 180 marine fenders, which was approved for the sum of N1.482 billion.
“Marine fenders are what they are, just to cushion when the ships come in form the key walls. Over the years the ones that have been there are damaged so it’s time to buy new ones and that was approved,” she said.
The minister also told journalists that the council also approved N557 million for the expansion of renovation work at the Tincan Island Port in Lagos.
“We also presented a memo for the extension of consultancy services for the rehabilitation of the Tincan Island Port, which has been going on since 2002 and now is been expanded. What we were seeking for was N557 million, which was approved,” she said.