The Government is proposing to spend a total sum of
N4 .93 bn to acquire intelligence equipment, assault rifles, cellular
jammer and other security gadgets for the Department of State
Services in 2017 .
Details of the proposed spending are contained in the 2017
budget , which was submitted to a joint session of the National
Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 14 .
The N 7 .3 tn budget has a total capital vote of N2 .24 tn ,
representing 30 . 7 per cent of the budget , while the recurrent
component stands at N 2 . 98 tn with the rest allocated to debt
A breakdown of the N 4 . 93 bn reveals that the sum of N1 .45 bn is
budgeted for maintenance and service warranties for all
communication intelligence equipment for the DSS, while N340 m
is budgeted for the purchase of Trevor assault rifles.
The government is also proposing to purchase handheld direction
finder for the DSS at a sum of N 97 .9 m , while the acquisition of
antennae forensic solution and the purchase of Orion mines
detectors are expected to gulp N 648 m and N 25 m respectively.
Similarly, the purchase of Sony handheld radios is being proposed
for N216 m , while the sums of N 150 m , N 22 m , N 168 m are budgeted
for Oscor blue analyser, cellular jammer and armoured land –
cruiser vehicles respectively.
In the same vein, N3 .9 m is budgeted for laptops for intelligence
processing; N 5 m for purchase of surveillance audio microphone
set; N 37 .9 m for the purchase of Jericho pistol for the service ;
N35 m for cyber security equipment ; N 21 .9 m for the acquisition
of handheld detectors and N102 . 5 m to link crime database to all
Server and operational control room equipment are to be
acquired at the sum of N 184 .3 ; assault rifles for the service ,
N78 . 8 m ; purchase of five – seven pistol N 206 .7 m ; baggage scanner
N50 m ; maintenance of baggage scanner , N 124 .9 m ; purchase of
body armour , N 42 . 5 m , while mini explonix is estimated at N 50 m .
The rest are the acquisition of ballistic helmet , N25 m ; backpack
bomb jammer , N70 .5 m ; purchase of 5 . 56 mm ammunition for the
service , N 407 m ; convoy protection bomb jammer , N250 . 8 m , and
the purchase of 7 .62 mm ammunition for the service N 75 m .