The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N683m to acquire new vehicles for Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA).
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the virtual FEC meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Amaechi said the council approved a memo for the award of contract in the sum N683 million for the purchase of 19 vehicles for Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA).
According to him, this is the first time in four years the NPA will be buying any vehicle, reasons for the approval.
He added that the sixteen vehicles are for operational purposes and not for the management staff, NAN reports.
“This is the first time in four years that NPA is buying any vehicle and that is why the council said, fine.
“These are operational vehicles; they are not for management staff; they are all Toyota vehicles,’’ Amaechi added.