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FG approves ₦500m for NDLEA lie-detector

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the release of about ₦500,000,000 for the procurement of a lie-detecting-equipment for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami told State House correspondents that the equipment would be delivered within 90 days.

He said FEC had also approved the purchase of digital night-vision goggles for the agency that would support night operations of personnel of the agency at over ₦500,000,000, to be delivered in 12 weeks.

FEC also approved a ₦1.5 billion contract for the development of an initial 5 megawatts power plant and electrical reticulation within the Textile and Garment Park at the Special Economic Zone in Lekki, Lagos State, to be completed in 52 weeks.

Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, explained that FEC had also approved a ₦1.9 billion for the construction of an access road and drainage from the Lekki-Ekpe Expressway to the Textile and Garment Park, to be delivered in 52 weeks.

The Federal Executive Council also observed a minute’s silence in honour of victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; editing by Muzha Kucha