The Federal Executive Council has approved fifty two billion naira, for an e-border solution to monitor the country’s porous borders. State House Correspondent, Mariah Olasehinde, reports that the contract will cover eighty six border posts and more than one thousand four hundred illegal routes, which are being used for smuggling and other crimes.
For years successive governments have spoken about how porous the country’s borders are and how this has aided smuggling and the influx of illegal nationals into the country.
There had been solutions proffered in the past, but the will to carry them out seemed to be lacking.
The Buhari government is set to tackle this challenge and believes up to date tracking technology us needed to monitor the borders, with the capacity to respond to emergencies.
To this end the Federal Executive council this week, approved the sum of fifty two billion naira for e- border solutions to monitor the countrys porous borders. Two memos were also approved by council under the National Social Investment Programme,
The first was for the award of a consultancy service contract for the provision of training services and integrated supply of starter packs for N-Creative Trainees in the Northern states in the sum of 652.3 billion naira inclusive of five percent VAT.
The training will be held in Abuja for one thousand five hundred beneficiaries with integrated starter packs distributed to the trainees at the end of the training.
The Information minister also briefed on the hand over notes expected of ministers, saying this was on course and a valedictory service would be held on the 22nd of May.