FEC Approves N14.7 Billion New ECOWAS Travel Certificates
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N14.7 billion, to be funded by the contractor, for new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) travel certificates.
According to the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazzau who briefed State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting said that the new certificate will include security features like the picture and fingerprints of the holder.
According to him, the current certificate has no security features and could be easily forged by anybody.
Noting that the new project is for the security of the Nigerian borders, he said that the agreement for the contract would be signed at a later date.
He stressed the fact that the contract is for ten years, he said that 13 million cards would have been produced within the period.
The Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Suleiman Hassan said that N3.4 billion was approved for furnishing of three Federal Secretariat complexes in Anambra, Zamfara and Bayelsa states and N331. 2 billion for rehabilitation of some bridges in the northeast.