FEC approves N1.07b lie detector, night vision devices for NDLEA
Project variation cost in works, trade, investment ministries to gulp over N32b
Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the award of contracts worth N1,069,675,000 to purchase an eye-scanning lie detector and digital night vision devices for operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, announced the approvals, yesterday, after the cabinet meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the Federal Government considered the deployment of technological equipment to assist NDLEA in exterminating illicit drug trafficking, sale and consumption.
Cabinet members also approved N32.742 billion for contracts under the Ministry of Works and Housing as well as Industry, Trade and Investments.
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who briefed State House Correspondents on resolutions reached, revealed that the first memo approved for his ministry was for augmentation of the contract of the Zaria-Funtua section of the Zaria-Sokoto-Birnin-Kebbi highway.
He explained that the augmentation was for N9.446 billion, increasing the contract sum to N16.924 billion.He noted that the second memorandum was presented on behalf of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), which is statutorily responsible for maintenance and rehabilitation of certain roads.
Fashola said FERMA requested, and Council approved contracts to rehabilitate Kwara-Peta-Milda road in Borno, in favour of Messrs. CBC Global Civil Engineering and Building Construction. The value of the award is N6,271,985,441.