FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has inaugurated 30 units of operational vehicles donated to commands and divisions of the Nigeria Police Force by the Abuja Municipal Area Council, (AMAC) in Abuja.
Inaugurating the project, the minister said the donation arose from the chairman’s desire to contribute in assisting the police force in fighting crimes within the area council in Abuja.
Dr Aliyu commended AMAC for the feat, pointing out that such support was the right way to go in combating crime and criminality.
“In this wise, the handing over of these operational vehicles is in line with our mandate not just to deliver dividends of democracy to our people, but also to protect lives and property of citizens.”
The FCT Minister pledged the Administration’s commitment in the provisions of basic amenities, as well as maintain the existing ones, while tasking residents to justify government’s investment in their communities.
The minister commended the leadership of Abuja Municipal Area Council for equipping the police in fighting crimes, just as she called on residents to assist the police with useful informations.
Earlier, Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council, Abdullahi Adamu Candido, said the gesture was geared towards collaborating with other actors in the fight against crime.
The AMAC boss stressed that the creation of AMAC Marshal Guards security outfit was also targeted at tackling the security challenges in the council and ultimately to provide intelligence gathering to other conventional security outfits towards strengthening security surveillance.
Candido revealed that since the creation of AMAC Marshals in 2016, the outfit has employed not less than 600 youths from the council, noting that the increasing unemployment rate has heightened insecurity in the society.
The highpoint of the event was the official handing over of the keys to the Inspector General of Police by the FCT Minister of State.
By Remi Johnson