FG approves N52bn for e-monitoring of porous borders

Posted by Vincent Ikuomola, Abuja | 25 April 2019 | 977 times

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•Vice President Osinbajo

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting has approved N52 billion for e-border solution to monitor the country’s porous borders. 

The weekly meeting was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. 

Briefing newsmen on the decision, Interior Minister, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rted) said the contract will cover 86 border posts and all the 1,400 illegal routes being used for smuggling and other crimes.

He briefed newsmen alongside his colleagues Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udoma, Water Resources, Sulieman Adamu and Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.

He said the pilot system has already been installed at two border posts, disclosing the information will be available real-time 24 hours a day and seven days a week. (The Nation)


Source: News Express

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