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Police Affairs ministry gets N8.315bn to acquire operational vehicles customized raincoats

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The Federal Executive Council meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has approved a total sum of N8,315,209,825 to enable the Ministry of Police Affairs to acquire some operational vehicles.

It is, however, not clear if the forthcoming general elections in the country, inspired FEC to make such approvals.

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A total of 82 Toyota branded vehicles are to be bought, including customized raincoats, boots, first aid kits, drugs and other medical supplies among others to aid the functionality of the police force.

The Minister of Police Affairs, disclosed this on Wednesday, shortly after the FEC meeting, saying, “Today the Federal Executive Council approved for the Nigerian police Trust Fund to award contracts for the supply of 82 operational vehicles, Toyota brand for the efficient operation of Nigerian police at the total cost of N2.2 billion.

“We also had approval for supply of customized police raincoats for distribution to police across the country at the cost of N1.9 billion. Also customized Police boots at the cost of N576 million. We also got approval for the supply of micro first aid kits for the police at the cost of N1 billion as well as customized instructional materials for the police colleges and schools at the cost of N664 million.

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“There is also the supply of drugs and medical equipment for police hospitals across the country at the cost of N2 billion. when you add all these, projects, they will come up to 8,315,209,825 billion.

“You’re all aware that the NPTL was set up as a special intervention fund to facilitate the improvement of the operations of the Nigeria police force in the areas of equipment, training and welfare. And what we’re having now has been assembled from the output of the end-user which is the Nigeria police force. And we believe by the time these items are on the ground, they will go a long way in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Nigerian police in the maintenance of peace and security in the country”.

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