The Federal Government has approved N1.06 billion for the supply of eye-scanning lie detector and digital night vision goggles for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Abuja after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.
Malami explained that N498, 850,000 of the amount was approved for the supply of the eye scanning detector, while the remaining balance of N570,825,000 was earmarked for purchase of digital night vision goggles to check the activities of drug barons.
He said the funds were approved to enhance the capacity of the NDLEA in exterminating illegal drugs trafficking, sales and consumption.
On his part, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, said that the Council approved N3.4billion to accelerate the establishment of an economic zone in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
He said the approval is for the development of a five megawatt power plant and an access road from the Lekki-Epe expressway to a textile and garment park in the same area.