FEC Grants N580 million For NDLEA’s Purchase Of Armoured Vehicles

FEC Grants N580 million For NDLEA’s Purchase Of Armoured Vehicles

On September 28, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) gave its approval to spend N580.50 million to buy four armored vehicles for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA)

This was revealed to State House reporters shortly after the weekly Council meeting, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari and was attended by the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

The choice to purchase the armored vehicles, according to Abubakar Malami, was made to support and protect the lives of NDLEA agents.

At the conclusion of the FEC meeting, Malami spoke with journalists and noted that the agency’s employees had been working hard and had achieved a lot.

“Today, a memo was presented by the office of the attorney general of the federation, that is, the Federal Ministry of Justice, which was relating to a parastatal under the supervision of the office of the attorney general; the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),” he said.

“The purpose of the memo was to seek approval of the council for the award of contract for the supply of four customised armoured security vehicles of 14-seater model for the NDLEA and the contract sum is N580,500,000 only inclusive of 7.5 per cent value added tax with a delivery period of 16 weeks.”

He added: “It is common knowledge that recently, the NDLEA has been repositioned and arising from the support both in terms of our capacity building, hardware and associated things, they have been recording an extra-ordinary or unprecedented success. Recently they seized about 1.8 tons of cocaine having a market value of about N194 billion.

“So, with all these successes recorded, it is only logical that the criminals and their syndicate are now devising means inclusive of attacks on NDLEA personnel and it is with that in mind that the memo was presented for the procurement of such vehicles for the NDLEA and the council approved.”

 

 

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