‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja– The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N718 million for security services and surveillance of the Abuja light rail transportation system.


Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting of the council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.


He said: “I presented a memo at the Federal Executive Council meeting of today and the council approved a contract for the provision of security services for the Abuja Light Rail Mass Transit System.


“These companies are Messers Al-Ahali Security Guards Limited and Messers Sea guard Security and Protective Company Limited. They are going to provide security to the entire 45 kilometres of track including 12 stations.


“And these security services are meant to protect the key infrastructure on the rail tracks, the signalling and communication equipment, as well as the electrical system.


“Al-Ahali security guard Limited is going to secure 27.4 kilometres of the track, covering eight stations at the cost of N407,214,000 over a two year period, while Sea guard Securities and Protective Company Limited is going to secure 18 kilometres of the rail tracks including four railway stations and that is at a cost of N310,979,250.”