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Federal Government set to spend over N1billion on refurbishing Accident Investigation Bureau Office, others

The Muhammadu Buhari led federal Government has approved the refurbishing of the Accident Investigation Bureau Office and the establishment of the training school for accident investigation

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika disclosed this hshortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, at the State House in Abuja.

Sirika said, “We had one memo today at the Council and it has to do with the refurbishment of the Accident Investigation Bureau’s Office, here in Abuja and the establishment of the training school for accident investigation, also here in Abuja.

‘Accident Investigation, of course, they are like the pathologists of Aviation. Their job is to investigate accidents and incidents and review preventing its happening again.

” The contract sum for the construction of the school is N645, 453,627.80. For the refurbishment of the office, it is N591,857,050.39. It was taken and approved.

” The sum is inclusive of the equipment in the laboratory, it has laboratory components and these equipment are from their manufacturers, through the representatives of those manufacturers.

” They will be certified by International Civil Aviation Organization and the NCAA, which is the regulator of the industry in Nigeria’, the Minister noted.

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