FG Approves N1bn For NDLEA To Buy Eye Lie Detector, Google

FG Approves N1bn For NDLEA To Buy Eye Lie Detector, Google

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved N1.06billion for the supply of eye-scanning lie detector and digital night vision googles for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Malami said that N498, 850,000 of the amount was approved for the supply of the eye scanning detector, while the remaining balance of N570,825,000 was earmarked for purchase of digital night vision googles to check the activities of drug barons.

He said: “As you rightly know, the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency is an agency of government, saddled with the responsibility of exterminating illicit drugs trafficking, sales and consumption.

“Arising from the fact that they have been doing wonderfully well, in terms of dealing with the scourge associated with drugs, the Federal Government has considered the possibility of making added provisions and employing and deploying technological equipment, skills and competencies that will assist them in delivery.

“So, this morning, two memos were taken. One, it was a memo seeking the approval of the council for the award of contract for the supply of eye-scanning lie detector.

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