By Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja—The German government, yesterday, donated three Hilux vehicles to Nigeria Police Force as part of its support to crime fighting and eradication.
German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernard Schlagegg, said the vehicles were particularly donated to the police training schools to boost training capacity.
Speaking with journalists while donating the vehicles to the Police, Ambassador Schlagegg said the gesture was a continuation of the German government’s pledge to assist the police enhance training of its personnel in training institutions.
“What we are doing particularly is capacity building and empowerment through training. We are supporting the police in the area of training,” he said.
Speaking earlier, Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, applauded the German government for the support, describing the donation as greatly welcomed.
He said: “We are here today to celebrate the show of partnership between the Nigeria Police Force and Germany. You can see that the GIZ is one of their companies here that has been supporting the Nigeria Police Force for a long period of time.”
Idris further called on other foreign partners, well-meaning organizations and government agencies within the country to support the Nigeria Police Force to enable it perform its constitutions duties efficiently.
“The Nigeria Police Force is a big organization, we are over 300,000 spread all over the length and breadth of Nigeria. We need support from our foreign partners, friends and agencies of government in Nigeria,” he reiterated.