Nigerian government sets up committee on public safety

Ismail Umar, Sokoto 

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The Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi says the Ministry has set up a Committee that will ensure the smooth take off of the National Public Safety Security System.

The Minister disclosed this in Gwadabawa Local Government of Sokoto State, when he inaugurated a Divisional Police Headquarters, built and equipped by the Member of the House of Representatives, representing Gwadabawa/ Illela Federal Constituency, Dr. Abdullahi Balarabe Salame.

According to Mr Dingyadi, the system has for long not been powered since its completion by ZTE Engineering Company in 2012.

“The committee is to also ensure the implementation of the Federal Executive Council resolutions on the project and its consequential take off by the Concessionaire, that is, Mobitel Company.

“Already, an Audit Firm has been appointed to go round and take inventory of all the equipment installed across the country, for proper handing over to the Concessionaire.

“When this project is completed, it will go a long way in improving the general security of lives and property in the country,” the Minister said.

He also announced that, the Ministry has inaugurated a Ministerial Committee that will midwife the formal take off of the Police Trust Fund by January, 2020.

He said the fund is expected to cater for the training and retraining, provision of modern policing equipment, as well as infrastructural development for the Police Force.

Mr Dingyadi further disclosed that, the Ministry has inaugurated the Ministerial Projects Coordinating Committee ,to oversee the implementation of all approved projects and programmes in line with the government policy direction.

“In particular, this is to among others, ensure full implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System ( IPPIS), by all agencies supervised by the Ministry,” he added.

He reiterated the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the lives and property of all Nigerians.

In his remarks, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 10, Sokoto, Mr Muhammad Mustapha, assured that, the newly upgraded Police Station will be judiciously managed.