The Federal Government approved projects in two memoranda worth above N10.5 billion for the Nigerian Customs Service NCS.

The projects include cargo scanners for the Onne and Port Harcourt ports in Rivers State, and Tin Can Island Port in Lagos State, as well as 10 assorted assault and carrier boats.

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Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said after the Federal Executive Council FEC meeting that the contract for the three cargo scanners, which had already been awarded at $18.12 million and N3.255 billion for the foreign and local components, was a revision of an earlier approval from 2018.

She also announced the FEC’s approval for the purchase of five assault boats and five patrol boats for the Customs Service.