Federal Secretariat Gets N445m For Security

Federal Secretariat, Abuja

The Federal Government has set aside, the sum of N445 million for provision of security at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja as terror attacks continue in the country. This was contained in the 2015 budget which has now been presented before the National Assembly.

According to reports, the money will be used to provide security equipment in selected Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, considered possible targets for the insurgents.

As part of the new security improvement, “under-vehicle inspection system,” hand-held explosive detectors and bomb inhibitors will be installed at the MDAs in focus.

The sum of N295.2 million will go for

The security equipment will cost N295.2 million, while electrical components of the Federal Secretariat, Abuja will be upgraded with N150 million.

Vanguard reports that N140 million has been budgeted for the celebration of this year’s Democracy and Independence days, while N765 million has been put as a lump sum for the issuance of National Identity Cards by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Another N120 million has been budgeted for NIMC for “Development of Direct Access to National ID Database,” as part of a total N6.8 billion budgeted as expenditure for the commission.

Throughout 2015, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) plans to spend the sum of N200 million to fuel its vehicles and generating sets.