A former Senator of Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani has taken to his verified Twitter handle to give his opinion about the rumored sum of money allegedly budgeted by the Federal Government to monitor WhatsApp messages and telephone satellite, Thuraya. According to the report gathered from The Cable, it was established that the Government had budgeted about $10million, which is equivalent to N4.8billion to the National Intelligence Agency to monitor WhatsApp messages and telephone satellite, Thuraya.
On Monday 12th July, the Nigerian Government budgeted N4.8 billion to monitor WhatsApp, satellite phones. The federal government has earmarked N4.8 billion for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to monitor WhatsApp, an encrypted messaging application and Thuraya (a satellite telephone). This may come off as another form of being caged, constrained, restricted, depriviation freedom of speech, expression, property and also depriviation of fundamental human rights.
The Nigerian National Assembly under the leadership of Senator Ahmed Lawn has approved a budget of N4.87 Billion Naira for the National Intelligence Agency to intercept, track, monitor calls and messages on Phones and Thuraya. The money is part of the supplementary budget submitted to the National Assembly by the Federal Government of Nigeria for approval last month and the supplementary budget was approved by both Chambers of the Federal Legislative Parliament.
. The National Assembly has approved the sum of 4.87bn budget for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to monitor messages and phone calls on mobile devices, including Thuraya and WhatsApp. This amount is part of the 895.5bn supplementary budget which was submitted by the President, President Muhammadu Buhari last month which was approved by both chambers of federal Parliament last week after increasing it by about 87bn.
Joe Igbokwe Reacts As National Assembly Approves N4.87bn Budget For NIA To Track&Monitor Phone Calls
As we all know, Joe Igbokwe is a native of Nnewi Anambra State, Nigeria. He is an engineer who is currently serving as a special adviser on drainage and water resources to Lagos State governor. Igbokwe who is a prominent member of the All Progressive Congress, joined Lagos State Government in 2006.
In the 1990s, Thuraya satellite phone was the talk of the town, a phone that hardly lack network, long battery, durability. I can't mention it all, phones have developed from only the use of making calls and text messages to smart phones that can do video calls chatting and so on. Maybe the 90s kids will still remember Thuraya, which almost all the kids can't own because of how expensive and luxurious it was. The name Thuraya is an Arabic name for the constellation of the Pleiades, the company Thuraya is a United
The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has been given N4.8 (4,870,350,000) billion to monitor WhatsApp conversations, phone calls, and SMS messages, among other things. N1.93 billion was set aside for the "WhatsApp Intercept Solution" and N2.93 billion was set aside for the "Thuraya Interception Solution" — a communications system that monitors phone calls, call-related information, SMS, and data traffic, among other things.