PPPRA gives security agencies operational vehicles
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has boosted the efficiency of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Prison Service with operational vehicles.
While presenting a car to the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Abdulkadir Saidu, commended the men of Nigeria Police for effectively discharging their statutory role of curbing crimes in the nation’s capital and its environs.He stressed that NPF have lived up to its expected responsibilities as a foremost security organisation in Nigeria and even at international level, where records of their outstanding performance have become a reference point.
The PPPRA chief added: “It is particularly gratifying to note the commitment of the Nigeria Police to stem the tide of rising insecurity in the country especially within the Federal Capital Territory.”Saidu, who was represented by the Acting General Manager, Corporate Services, Kimchi Apollo, stated that time has come for all well-meaning Nigerians, corporate bodies from both public and private sectors to support security organisations in the country for effective and efficient discharge of their roles in order to live in a conducive environment and thereby attract investment opportunities.
He further stated that one cannot but admit that the work of the police is numerous and very challenging, more importantly in the face of dwindling economy and inadequate support from corporate organisations.
According to him, PPPRA, as an agency of government, decided to take a bold step under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to donate a car to the FCT Nigeria Force to support effective policing. Similarly, the PPPRA also donated a car to the FCT Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to boost their operational activities.
The representative of the Executive Secretary in his address said the Agency is not unaware of the support and collaboration the security organisations have been soliciting to aid crime fighting in the country. He said that PPPRA is particularly impressed with the activities of the NSCDC in tackling pipeline vandalism.
On his part, the NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Mohammed expressed appreciation to the management of PPPRA for its response to the clarion call for support. He noted that the gesture has made the NSCDC to know that Nigerians are feeling its impact and it will motivate them to do more.
In the same vein, PPPRA also donated a car to the Nigeria Prison Service Abuja.The Deputy Comptroller of Prison Service, Emmanuel Bamidele, who received the vehicle, lauded the Agency for the gesture saying, it is rare from a government Agency to remember that the organisation is in dire need of modern working tools to aid their operations.
Bamidele said Prison is meant to be a centre for reformation and rehabilitation under safe, secure and humane conditions in line with universal accepted standard and to facilitate offender’s social reintegration into the society. He noted that the donation of a car by the PPPRA would assist in the operational activities of the Abuja Prison Service.
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