By Chioma Nnodim
Federal Executive Council, FEC, of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Wednesday, approved the purchase of operational vehicles and various security equipment to support security agencies in the FCT.
This was made known to Journalists in a press release by the chief press Secretary to the Minister, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye, yesterday in Abuja.
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello who made this known at the end of the FEC meeting said the approval involved two contracts totaling N 2,682, 248,378.52K.
The Minister disclosed that the first contract which is for the procurement of 60 units of Ford Ranger 4×4 wheel drive vehicles with security communication accessories including 3 years post sales service was awarded to Messrs Coscharis Motors Ltd at the sum of N1,835,108,613.95k.
He also explained that the second contract which is for the purchase of various security gadgets and accessories to support security agencies in the FCT, was awarded to Messrs E&S Technology Ltd at the sum of N847, 139,764.57.
The Minister assured that with this massive support to security agencies, efforts to curtail security challenges in the FCT will be further enhanced.
He also appealed to residents of the Territory to support the FCT Administration and the security agencies in the fight against crime and criminality in the nation’s capital by being security conscious and providing useful information to the relevant authorities when possible.