Local Car News #Update
The Aliko Dangote foundation on wednesday donated 150 GAC patrol vehicles to the Nigerian Police force in Abuja. Present at the formal handover was the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Aliko Dangote and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The Vice-president has commended the efforts of the foundation over the donation of the 150 operational vehicles to the Nigeria Police Force, saying that the vehicles donated would help combat the spate of crime in the country.
V.P Osinbajo while expressing the Federal Government’s appreciation to Dangote, described him as a rare entrepreneur who has done so much to grow the Nigerian economy.
“I believe this is going to be a great boost to our efforts at encouraging security all over the country. I would also like to call on others, especially major corporate organisations that whatever cooperation and collaboration we can get from them will be greatly appreciated. We are calling on all other private companies with the resources to follow the very great example that has been set today by Dangote Group and Alhaji Aliko Dangote.”
The Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said the donation of patrol cars to the Nigerian police, being the highest from a private agency, was to support the police. He said the donation was important in view of the present security challenges in the country, adding that the group spent N10 billion annually in interventions in education, healthcare and other economic activities nationwide.
“We are deepening our intervention in security by donating these automatic and Nigerian-assembled cars,’’ Dangote stated as he called on other corporate groups to follow suit.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris thanked Dangote for the gesture, saying it would greatly assist the force toward fulfilling its mandate of protecting lives and property.
The IG pledged to put the vehicles to effective use in efforts to fight crime and criminality and gave the assurance that the current security challenges such as herdsmen/farmers conflicts, insurgency, militancy, armed robbery and killings would soon end.