The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N8.3 billion to buy operational vehicles and equipment for the Nigeria Police Force.
Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi stated this while speaking with newsmen after the FEC meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday.
Dingyadi revealed that the approvals also covered supply of drugs and medical equipment for police hospitals.
“Today, the Federal Executive Council approved for the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) to award contracts for the supply of 82 operational vehicles, Toyota brand, for the efficient operation of Nigeria Police at the total cost of N2.2 billion.
“We also had approval for supply of customised police raincoat for distribution to police across the country at the cost of N1.9 billion.
“Also customised police boots at the cost of N576 million; we also got approval for the supply of micro first aid kits for the police at the cost of N1 billion as well as customised instructional materials for the police colleges and schools at the cost of N664 million.
“There is also the supply of drugs and medical equipment for police hospitals across the country at the cost of N2 billion; when you add all these projects, they will come up to N8.3 billion,’’ he said.
The minister stated that the NPTF was set up as a special intervention fund to bring improvement to operations of Nigeria Police Force in the areas of equipment, training and welfare.