The Aliko Dangote Foundation donated 150 fully kitted operational vehicles to the Nigeria Police Force.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was present at the official handover of the cars to the police said that the nation needs more people like Dangote who would join hands to grow the economy and also provide jobs for the youths.
The event was attended by Ministers, State Governors, as well as the entire police hierarchy, amongst others.
According to the Dangote Foundation, it may consider donating more cars, depending on how this particular batch was maintained.
“The Foundation,” according to Dangote, “has been active in health, education, economic empowerment and disaster relief, and expended upwards of N10 billion annually. This is in addition to the CSR efforts of our various business units.”
The Dangote Foundation also built the Police Intelligence Hostel Complex in Kwara State and also donated N50illion to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund.
“Today, we are deepening our intervention in security with the donation of these 150 fully-kitted operational vehicles to the Police Force. “These vehicles will support the Nigeria Police Force in surveillance, crime prevention and promote law and order.”
Vice President Osinbajo expressed appreciation to Dangote for his support to the government, adding that the cars would help in combating crimes across the nation.
“Dangote is a rare entrepreneur who has done so much to grow the economy of Nigeria. Government needs people like Aliko to join hands with it to grow the economy and also provide jobs to the youths. Osinbajo said.
“The donation is characteristic of the person of Aliko Dangote. He has shown, over the years, to be an entrepreneur with a difference, a man that gives willingly to the poor.” He added
In his own remarks, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, said that; “Considering the challenges government faces in meeting the entire needs of the populace for necessities like health, education and security, various Public Private Partnerships, PPP, initiatives have been developed.”