Customs gets FEC approval to purchase computers worth N623.7 million

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By Shola Abayomi.

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has received the approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to purchase no fewer than 1,200 units of coloured printers and desktop computers for its zonal and area commands.

According to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who made the disclosure shortly after the virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday, the sum of N623,700,000 was approved for the project.

Mohammed stated that, “The Minister of Finance presented a memo for the award of contract for 1,200 units of coloured printers and desktop computers for human resources and accounting management systems across zones and area commands of the Nigeria Customs Service, which was approved.”

He added, “The sum of the contract was N623,700,000 for the 1,200 desktops and computers for the use of the Customs Service all over the country.”

It would be recalled that the National Assembly had earlier approved N128m in the NCS’ budget for the purchase of television sets; N63m for refrigerators; and N173.7m for safe, file cabinets, cupboards and wall clocks.

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