FEC approves N718 million for the purchase of security scanner for Apapa port

Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved N718 million for the purchase of a mobile security scanner for the Apapa port in Lagos state.

This was disclosed the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja.

He said many vessels have refused to berth at the Lagos port because they have not been too satisfied with the level of security at the port and with this procurement and installation of the scanner it will enhance security at the port and also enhance revenue because more ships will now be willing to berth at the Apapa port.

The minister also spoke on efforts by the federal government to tackle the menace of fake news and hate speech, saying government is proposing a review of the fine for airing of fake news or hate speech to N5 million.

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