Robin Sanders, ambassador of the United States, Us, to Nigeria, has dedicated a security body scanner to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for the Lagos airport and Port Harcourt airport. The US government is donating the scanner as part of its continued support for the NDLEA and its fight against drug trafficking in Nigeria.
The ambassador also announced that the US government has installed four scanners to provide coverage at all four of Nigeria’s international airports. One scanner is alrerady installed at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airiport, Abuja, Abuja, the Port Harcourt and Lagos International airports. The purchase and installation of the scanners and associated operator training represent an investment of over $1.2 million in Nigeria’s counter-narcotics infrastructure.
In her remarks, Sanders reiterated the US government’s continued commitment to support the governmeny of Nigeria’s efforts to combat drug trafficking by interdicting drug couriers.” We will continue to fight against this scourge.And in this spirit of cooperation, it gives me great pleasure to be with you today to dedicate another scanner which is an important new tool in Nigeria’s anti-drug trafficking arsenal a full body scanner that will enable Nigerian Law enforcement to perform a quick, non-invasive search of suspected drug traffickers and to locate illegal drugs or other contrband no matter how cleverly hidden they might .