According to the report received by NIGERIA NEWS, The Federal Executive Council awarded a contract worth 368 million naira for water supply and 226 million for 500 firemen suits for the FCT Fire Service.
Below are some of the statement uttered by Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello on Wednesday after the FEC weekly meeting in Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, to confirm the approval of the contract:
”The second memo is the contract for the supply of 500 firemen suits for the FCT Fire Services at the cost of N226 million including five per cent VAT,”
He further said that 491.7 million has approved to secure a Memory Access Retrieval System for safety.
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Siika said: ”It will enhance our laboratory in accident investigation. It is a requirement of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in their standard practices and applicable by local laws,”
Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, presented the memo for the contract, the digital process of inter-networking in which it was approved by FEC. The budget for the contract to 2 billion naira. The moment the contract is completely executed, the prison would be able to use it to track the prisoner’s duration in the prisons across the nation for a purpose to make the prison be less congested.
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Mr Abubakar further gives the importance of the contract in the prisons across the nation, he said:
”the essence is to have an idea of what obtains in our prisons across the nation on a daily basis so that at a click of the button, one can access what obtains in the prisons across the country.
“For instance, we will know who is going to court today, who is being released, those that have been in prison longer than their years of the sentence, and so on.
”This will help stakeholders in decision making on a daily basis through the digital process of inter-networking”.
He further analyses that:
”At a point, it was said that 70 per cent of prison inmates across the prison formations in the country are awaiting trails, arising from these concerns.
”The Federal Government has been working to come up with policies, legislation and associated programmes that are targeted at de-congesting the prisons.
”One of the policies put in place was the legislation of the Criminal Justice Act, which has partially succeeded in addressing decongestion to an extent.
“The idea is to digitally connect all the prison formations to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation, the police, prison service and indeed selected courts.”