Customs Get N351M To Procure 1,800 Laptops

Tunde Bakare

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the procurement of 1,800 units of laptop  for computer-based test examinations at three Nigeria Customs Service  training schools in Gwagwalada, Lagos and Kano, at the cost of N351million.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja, while addressing  the State House correspondents on the outcome of the FEC meeting.

He disclosed that the council also approved N197million for the expansion of the Nigeria Customs Service’s cash management’s software in compliance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

He said the software, when installed, would enhance the efficiency of the Department of Customs.

“On behalf of the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning I want to report also that she got two of her memos approved

“One is for the procurement of 1,800 units of laptop computers for training school and computer-based test examinations at three Nigeria Customs Service training schools in Gwagwalada, Lagos and Kano for a sum of N351,540,000, with a completion period of six weeks.

“The major advantage of this particular contract is that it saves the department a lot of money in hiring consultants for training and other services.

“The Minister also got another approval for N197,843,100 for the expansion of the Nigeria Customs Service’s cash management’s software in compliance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).’’

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