The Federal Government on Wednesday approved N653 . 89 m for the purchase and deployment of spectrum monitoring system for the southeastern part of the country .
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ).
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy , Dr Isa Pantami , discloaed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.
The minister said investigation carried out in the five geo – political zones of the country revealed that out of the 320 frequencies in use , 106 were illegal .
He said those responsible for the illegal frequencies would be prosecuted .
The minister said , “ The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy sought the approval of council for deployment of hybrid spectrum monitoring system , most importantly to focus on the southeastern zone of the country .
“ From January to August 2020 , within the period of eight months, we discovered 320 frequencies being used all over the country and of this 320 , 106 are illegal .
“ This is very worrisome because the usage of these illegal spectrums or frequencies will compromise our security and safety in the country .