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FG approves N4 billion for fueling Police vehicles

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Federal Government has approved over N4 billion in the 2021 budget for fueling of Police vehicles.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi made this known in a statement released by Head of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Bolaji Kazeem on Tuesday in Abuja.

Dingyadi said that the amount would cover expenditure on fuel supply to Police Commands across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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The minister explained that the approval of N4bn for fueling of Police vehicles was the first in the history of Nigeria Police, adding that the ministry would sustain the gesture.

“The Ministry is deeply grateful to Mr. President and the National Assembly for approving funds for the supply of fuel to the 36 state Police commands across the country and FCT, to increase their efficiency.

“As we speak, the Police Trust Fund has awarded contracts for the supply of more operational vehicles, body protection vest, helmet, arms and ammunition, drugs and medical equipment, and other critical security hardware,” he said.

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The minister pledged the commitment of the ministry to prioritise the training and development of police officers.

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He said that the Ministry of Police Affairs in conjunction with the leadership of the Nigeria Police had developed strategies to meet the training and development needs of police officers.

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