The purchase of the two armoured vehicles by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) at the cost of N255.1million followed due process, Capt. Folayele Akinkuotu, the Director-General of the agency has said.
Akinkuotu said this on Friday while addressing a news conference in Abuja amid public outcry at the cost of the procurement of the two BMW 760 Li armoured vehicles.
Akinkuotu said the agency has taken delivery of the vehicles.
He told Journalists that the vehicles were available at the NCAA office for the media to see, adding that it was not the first time the agency had procured such “high security vehicles’’.
The director-general, however, did not disclose other such vehicles in the agency’s pool of cars and the cost of procurement when journalists asked her to mention more of such vehicles in the agency, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He said that the purchase of the “operational vehicles’’ were duly captured in the 2013 appropriation of the agency.
“The cars are operational vehicles used in the varied operations of the NCAA, transporting the minister and aviation-related foreign dignitaries are part of this operation.
“It is internationally customary to convey our minister and these visiting dignitaries …