The Nigeria Police Force has received 16 vehicles under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) to aid in securing Abuja-Kaduna-Kano roads.
The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) on Tuesday at Force Headquarters Abuja presented the vehicles to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc.
According to the MD and CEO of NSIA, Mr. Uche Orji, PIDF is an initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari to accelerate the execution of certain critical and strategic infrastructural projects.
He also asserted that the security challenges along these roads have made it difficult for workers and contractors to do their jobs, hence the donation is an effort to deepen PIDF’s support for intervention in security.
While receiving the vehicle, the IGP noted that the donation came at a time when the country is mourning, following the attack on passengers on board a train in Kaduna.
According to him, security takes the commitment of individuals, resources, and cooperation, adding that the Police management would make sure the vehicles are used appropriately.
“We believe that if you have tools to work, it will make your job easy and encourage you to put in your best. We are trying to provide enough tools for our personnel to aid investigations, patrol, and administration. Your kind gesture would assist us in performing better,” he said.
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