The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N17.4 billion for the purchase of a 16-storey property in Lagos as the new headquarters of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, disclosed yesterday in Abuja that “the council approved the purchase of Kanti Towers, located at 35, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, for the new headquarters. The purchase is in the sum of N17, 471, 005, 130.54, inclusive of 7.5 per cent tax.”
Amaechi, who addressed newsmen Wednesday after the FEC meeting, said the new office complex is a 16-story building with the latest technology fittings, a helipad and a parking bay for over 100 cars.
However, it is not yet clear if the agency will retain the current No. 4, Burma Road, Apapa head office which it has occupied on lease for decades, and on which it recently spent a staggering amount to renovate.