Buhari regime approves N1 billion for lie detector, goggles for NDLEA
President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime has approved N1.06 billion for the supply of eye-scanning lie detector and digital night vision goggles for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) chaired by Mr Buhari on Wednesday.
Mr 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 goggles to check the activities of drug barons.
“The Federal Executive Council approved the award of contract for the supply of eye-scanning lie detector by the National Drugs Law Drugs Law Enforcement Agency in the sum of N498, 850,000 only, inclusive of 7.5% VAT with a completion period of 90 days.
“So, the contract too was presented for consideration of the council and the council has graciously approved the award of the contract with the supply of digital night vision goggles by the council in the sum of N570,825,000 only, inclusive of 7.5% Value Added Tax with completion period of 12 weeks.”
He said the funds were approved to enhance the capacity of the NDLEA in exterminating illegal drugs trafficking, sales and consumption.
“Our technology has improved to the extent that we have in place technological equipment that have the capacity to detect whether you are indeed speaking the truth or indeed you are lying in the course of investigation.”
On his part, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, told the correspondents that the Council approved N3.4billion to accelerate the establishment of an economic zone in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
He said the approval is for the development of a five megawatt power plant and an access road from the Lekki-Epe expressway to a textile and garment park in the same area.