The Federal Government has approved the sum of N189.7m for the supply of radiation and explosives detection devices to be used by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

After the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the minister of transport, Senator Idris Umar revealed that the devices will be used to measure the level of radiation of containers and other enclosed general goods to monitor radio-active material in the ports.

The council also approved the purchase of fully air-condition coaches for the Lagos-Kano rail routes adding that government hopes to open the route before Christmas .