The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the provision and installation of baggage scanners at all railway stations in the country at a cost of N495 million.
The Minister of State for Transportation, Ademola Adegoroye stated this at a briefing on Wednesday after the council meeting presided over by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
He stated that the devices had become imperative because of the need to advance the security of lives and property in the nation’s railway facilities and in continuation of the railway revolution in the sector.
“The Council agreed with us and has approved that contract for scanners to be installed at railway stations so that when people get there and have goods, then they can pass through the scanners and they can be sure that there’s nothing that can destroy, that can cause violence or inflict danger or bring lives and property at stake,” he said.
“The scanners cost N495 million. We are trying to put in place a lot of things with the railways, we don’t want people to come and damage all that the government has been trying to put in place in that sector.”
The FEC also gave approval for the maintenance of the pavement of the Third Mainland Bridge in the sum of N6.278 billion to be completed within 24 months.