The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has urged public institutions to imbibe the habit of maintaining government assets.
Malam Bello stated this when he commissioned 30 refurbished vehicles, belonging to the Nigerian Police Force in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory.
The refurbished vehicles which cost nine million Naira include one water canon used for crowd control, two Armoured Personnel Carriers, one lorry, 21 Toyota Hilux Jeeps and five Toyota Corolla cars.
Mallam Bello said that, the amount for the repairs of all the vehicles was not up the cost of one brand new Hilux vehicle in the country.
The FCT Minister, described the FCT Police Commissioner, Muhammad Mustafa as an exceptional police officer that should be recommended to the highest authorities for the marvellous job.
He added that this kind of achievement is the kind of change President Muhammadu Buhari is talking about, because for us to salvage this country, we must return to the maintenance culture we have thrown away.
The minister noted that, the act was the face of change the country deserve to see and that he was highly impressed with the leadership of the FCT police Command.
Mallam Bello revealed that he sat down with the FCT Police Commissioner and discussed the issues of mobility in the Command where he stressed that FCTA cannot afford to buy new vehicles for the Police now but resolved to approve the sum of N9 million to refurbish what can be repaired amongst the rickety ones on ground.
He also promised that since this has been achieved, the next phase would be the renovation of Police Stations across the Federal Capital Territory.
The Minister urged the Police high command to come back with the idea of having mechanical workshops as it used to be in the past, which could make a lot of difference.
Taking the Minister and the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye round the refurbished vehicles, the FCT Police Commissioner, Muhammad Mustafa appreciated the N9 million the Minister released to the Police and expressed satisfaction for what that sum has been able to achieve.
The Police Commissioner called on corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to embark on corporate social responsibility by giving back a little to the society that has done so much for them.
The FCT number one police man revealed that the Chinese Embassy has also donated one brand new Honda Car to the Command in addition to the N1 million donated by one hotelier to augment the repairs.
Source: Voice of Nigeria