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Nigeria Police, NASENI partner to boost officers’ operational efficiency

Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO of NASENI (r), and Mr. Kayode Egbetokun,  Inspector-General of police, During the Halilu's Courtesy Visit to Force Headquarters, in Abuja, FCT        Photo: NASENI

*Khalil Suleiman Halilu, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, discloses the regulatory agency will mobilise, deploy financial and technical resources needed to retool, upgrade and modernise the Nigeria Police Vehicle Maintenance Workshops nationwide

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

As part of ongoing efforts at boosting the security  agency’s operational capacity in the West African country, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has expressed commitment to refurbish and revamp redundant operational assets of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), including vehicles, helicopters, confiscated and forfeited automobiles.

NASENI noted the measure is part of moves to support the Police to enhance its operational capacity towards improving the security situation in Nigeria, in line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Agenda on Security.

Olusegun Ayeoyenikan, Director Information and Protocol at NASENI, at the weekend, stated Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of NASENI, made the pledge during a meeting with Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), when he paid him a visit at the Force Headquarters Friday, February 2, 2024, in Abuja, FCT.

The NASENI Chief said the regulatory agency would mobilise and deploy financial and technical resources needed to retool, upgrade and modernise the NPF Vehicle Maintenance Workshops nationwide.

NASENI would also recover, repair and reactivate all Police vehicles that are not functional, stated Halilu.

Specific benefits of NASENI-Nigeria Police collaboration, by Halilu

Halilu as well mentioned some of the benefits to be achieved in the partnership between NASENI and the Nigeria Police to include: Improved security; Compliance with climate change action as NPF vehicles are converted from petrol and diesel to electric and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Other benefits to be derived, the EVC/CEO said, are the support for local content efforts by prioritising the use of locally manufactured materials; opportunities for skill acquisition and job creation and; commercial returns to sustain ongoing maintenance of Police assets.

In his remarks during the visit to his office, Mr. Egbetokun, Inspector-General of Police, said the collaboration between NASENI and the NPF would, in a large way, impact positively the operations of the Police Force, its security architecture and overall service delivery in Nigeria.

The IGP further assured of the cooperation of the Nigeria Police towards providing the necessary support to NASENI to deliver on its mandate in this regard.

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