The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the procurement of Lie Detectors and Night Vision Googles for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to enhance its performance.
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami who made this known explained the rationale for the approval, saying the Agency has been doing wonderfully well, in terms of dealing with the scourge associated with drugs. The federal government then considered the possibility of making added provisions and employing and deploying technological equipment skills and competencies that will assist them in delivery.
This led to the approval of the council for the award of contract for the supply of eye-scanning lie detector. “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”.
“So, for the purpose of enhancing the capacity of the NDLEA in exterminating illicit drugs trafficking, sales and consumption, the federal government has considered the need and possibility of indeed providing this equipment to NDLEA. The contract was awarded in favour of MESSR Zettabytes Technologies Limited in the sum of N498,850,000 only, inclusive of 7.5% VAT with a completion period of 90 days.
In addition, the NDLEA would be provided with digital night vision goggle to support thie night operations. The contract for this was awarded to MESSRS R-SET Integrated solution limited in the sum of N570,825,000 only, inclusive of 7.5% Value Added Tax with completion period of weeks. The total procurement cost came to N1, 069,675,000.