Nigeria to buy surveillance aircraft for customs
Lagos Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved 1.7 billion naira (10.7 million U.S. dollars) for the procurement of surveillance aircraft for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
The aircraft will facilitate effective surveillance and management of the country’s borders to deal with economic sabotage and other cross-border crimes, Minister of Information Labaran Maku told reporters on the outcome of the council meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Maku said the aircraft, Cessna Citation CJ4 Acquisition, would be fitted with surveillance equipment, photographic and communication gadgets for detection and nipping-in-the-bud activities of smugglers.
In the same vein, the Minister of State for Finance, Yerima Ngama, said the ministry presented the memo for the procurement of the aircraft on behalf of the customs.