FEC Approves N1.99 Billion for CNG Vehicles to Enhance NDLEA Operations

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has sanctioned N1.99 billion for the purchase of 33 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to bolster the operations of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The decision was made during a meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu in Abuja on Tuesday.
Lateef Fagbemi, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, briefed State House correspondents after the meeting. He revealed that the council also approved the procurement of firearms and ammunition worth $1.442 billion to enhance the NDLEA’s efforts against drug trafficking.
Fagbemi detailed the approvals, stating, “We submitted three items to the council on NDLEA. FEC approved the procurement of 33 Mikano motor vehicles powered by CNG to boost the operation of NDLEA.
Additionally, the council approved the procurement of firearms, ammunition, and counter-narcotics for the sum of $1.442 billion. Furthermore, the procurement of two units of body scanners for use at Abuja and other international airports was approved at N985 million.”
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