Federal Government through the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) has donated 200 Buffalo branded operational vehicles, bulletproof vests, protective helmets, drugs, and medical equipment to the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to aid policing in the Country.
The operational vehicles and other security hardware were handed over to the Inspector General of Police by the representative of President Muhammad Buhari, the Minister Of Police Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi at the Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House Abuja.
In his speech read by the Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Maigari, the President stated that the presentation of over 200 buffalo branded operational vehicles and other security hardware procured by the present administration through the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF), as contained in its 2020 budget as part of the ongoing reformation of the Nigeria Police Force, by prioritizing the provision of modern infrastructure to aid policing in Nigeria.
President Buhari congratulated the Board of Trustee, Management and Staff of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund for meticulously and meritoriously completing the execution of the projects, marking the commencement of Commissioning of numerous interventions, through equipping, training, and modernization of policing infrastructure, in line with this administrations’ mandates to deepen security and safety Nationwide.
He posited that his administration is adequately poised to give all that is necessary to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund to enable it to meet its mandate and attain the expectations of the Nigeria Police Force and Nigerians in general.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba appreciated the Federal Government’s firm determination to pursue one of the three cardinal objectives of protection of lives and properties which led to the set up of NPTF to provide finance, logistics, and other critical intervention to the Nigeria Police Force.
He noted that the Trust Fund and NPF and Ministry of Police Affairs have continued to maintain cordial relationships and the collaboration has led to the procurement and delivery of operational assets which met professional specifications and standards to enhance policing in the Country.