THE Federal Government yesterday moved to bring under one roof data of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) presently domiciled with various service providers for effective information and data management.
To this end, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved about N12.66 billion for the construction of a Data Control and Communication Centre for NIS as well as purchase of firefighting equipment for the Nigeria Fire Service.
The approval will also take care of procurement of 116 Green Maria vehicles for the Nigerian Prisons Service.
The council also gave approval of N828 million as variation for the Abuja runway, increasing the contract sum for the project to N6.5 billion and another N1.2 billion for Pilot Cutters for Apapa and Tin Can Ports in Lagos.
The approvals were given at the council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.
Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, who briefed State House Correspondents alongside his Transportation counterpart, Rotimi Amaechi, said the approval for the firefighting equipment was to sufficiently equip the fire service to curtail fire incidents.