Dan­gote do­nates 150 pa­trol cars to po­lice

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Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo yes­ter­day in Abuja in­au­gu­rated 150 pa­trol cars do­nated to Nige­rian Po­lice by Aliko Dan­gote Foun­da­tion.

The Vice Pres­i­dent said the ges­ture would boost se­cu­rity in­fra­struc­ture in the coun­try.

He said “I want to con­grat­u­late the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice on this lat­est dona­tion of 150 cars.

“I think this is go­ing to be a great boost to our ef­forts at keep­ing se­cu­rity all over the coun­try.

“I would also like to call on oth­ers, es­pe­cially ma­jor cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tions that what­ever co­op­er­a­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion we can get from them will be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

“We wish they could fol­low the very great ex­am­ple that has been set to­day by Dan­gote Group and Al­haji Aliko Dan­gote.”

Ac­cord­ing to the vice pres­i­dent, be­sides the pos­i­tive dona­tion, the govern­ment and the peo­ple of Nige­ria have ben­e­fit­ted greatly from the cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity of Dan­gote Group.

Os­in­bajo re­called that the group was re­spon­si­ble for the build­ing of 54km Oba­jana-Kabba Road, sev­eral health cen­tres in Benue, Ogun and other parts of the coun­try, as well as schools.

He said govern­ment was aware of the mi­cro credit scheme the foun­da­tion gave to no fewer than 40,000 cit­i­zens, not­ing that the pa­trol ve­hi­cles were di­rected at se­cu­rity of the coun­try.

The Chair­man of Dan­gote Group, Al­haji Aliko Dan­gote, said the dona­tion to po­lice, be­ing the high­est from a pri­vate agency, was to sup­port the po­lice.

He said the dona­tion was im­por­tant in view of the present se­cu­rity chal­lenges in the coun­try, adding that the group spent N10 bil­lion an­nu­ally in in­ter­ven­tions in ed­u­ca­tion, health­care and other eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties na­tion­wide.

“We are deep­en­ing our in­ter­ven­tion in se­cu­rity by do­nat­ing th­ese au­to­matic and Nige­ri­anassem­bled cars,’’ Dan­gote stated as he called on other cor­po­rate groups to fol­low suit.

The In­spec­tor-Gen­eral of Po­lice, Mr Ibrahim Idris, thanked Dan­gote for the ges­ture, say­ing it would greatly as­sist the force to­ward ful­fill­ing its man­date of pro­tect­ing lives and prop­erty.(NAN)

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