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NPTF boss leads inspection of fund’s giant projects

By Abdulganiyu Alabi, Kaduna
18 January 2023   |   9:55 am
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Police Trust Fund, Abdullahi Bala Sokoto, and his management team on Monday began inspection tour of some of its projects executed under the Fund's 2021 intervention programme. The tour kicked off with Projects within the FCT which include; the renovation of fourteen blocks of flats at the Rank and File Quarters…

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Police Trust Fund, Abdullahi Bala Sokoto, and his management team on Monday began inspection tour of some of its projects executed under the Fund’s 2021 intervention programme.

The tour kicked off with Projects within the FCT which include; the renovation of fourteen blocks of flats at the Rank and File Quarters in the Brick City Police Barracks, the upgrade of the Nigeria Police Radio station and the Nigeria Police Force ultra-modern Warehouse in Dei-Dei.

While responding to questions from newsmen, the Executive Secretary pointed out that the projects are among over one 100  ongoing and completed projects embarked upon by the Trust Fund under his leadership.

He, however, expressed dissatisfaction over the standard of work done at the blocks of flats for Rank and File Quarters in Kubwa, calling on the contractor to revisit the project and keep to agreed standards.

Meanwhile, the Head of Station, Nigeria Police Radio, Andrew Anaimaka, said that courtesy of the intervention of the Trust Fund, the radio station can now compete favourably with others in the FCT in quality of programmes.

While inspecting equipment installed at the Police Radio Station, the ES directed the contractor to liaise with the office of the fire service Department in ensuring that all fire safety equipment are put in place and in accordance with all safety standards.

The Executive Secretary, however, commended the other contractors who handled the upgrade of the Nigeria Police Radio and the NPF Warehouse for a job well done, especially prompt delivery of the projects.

He also revealed that the warehouse rehabilitation project was executed with a little over N270 million, while the radio upgrade gulped over N190 million.