…Expresses Preparedness for Ember Months Policing
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sadiq Bello, has lauded the support of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, in boosting the operational capacity of the Command especially, FCT Administration’s recent reconstruction of its Communication Mast. This, according to the Commissioner, has boosted the radio coverage of the Federal Capital Territory.
The Commissioner of Police made this disclosure when he received the FCT Minister, when the latter paid a working visit to the Command on Monday, October 9, 2017. According to him, “There can be no police without communication.”
The FCT Minister, at the occasion conveyed the readiness of his Administration to work very closely with the FCT Police Command to improve the security situation in the Territory, especially these ember months.
The Minister, who was accompanied in the visit by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Mr. Christian Ohaa and other top officials of the Administration, urged the officers and men of the FCT Police Command to redouble their efforts towards ridding FCT of criminals and criminal activities.
Malam Bello recalled that the Administration refurbished 30 Police patrol vans last year while expressing readiness to further refurbish another set of police patrol vehicles to improve security surveillance and patrol in the Territory. Malam Bello said the administration will also appreciate the introduction of more police stations in strategic areas of the FCT, in view of the Territory's rapidly expanding population.
According to the FCT Minister, “My coming here with my team is to encourage you and your men to continue to do your best, just as you have been doing in the past and to assure you that the FCT Administration will continue to give you the needed support as we are entering the ember months, where statistics has shown that crimes and criminality tend to increase.”
He advised the FCT Police Command to establish a motor vehicle repair workshop for so that vehicle maintenance and repairs could be done in-house to improve their longevity, reduce cost and enhance security.
Said he, “…overall, I’m very happy with your efforts in the command. I implore you to do more, particularly as you know Abuja is expanding by the day; the population is increasing and that is why the new two additional commands that you want to open at Life Camp and Maitama is a welcome development. This is something that we will support you to improve human resources availability so that we continue to make Abuja very secure.
The FCT Police Commissioner appealed to the Minister for more patrol vehicles to improve strategic mobility of policemen in the FCT.