The Police say the Mobile Police Training School in Nasarawa State was a national security legacy project; and not a personal asset of the Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, August 4, in Abuja.
Mba said establishing the school in Endehu, Nasarawa State, was informed by overriding national security consideration; on the need to strengthen the operational capacity of the special forces of the Nigeria Police Force.
He said that the IGP had not used his office to threaten Mobile Police Commanders; into generating millions of naira monthly through illegal means for the project.
”It is on record that the parcel of land where the institution sited was donated to the Police with the full complement of the Certificate of Occupancy by the Governor of Nasarawa State.
“The acquisition of the land was, therefore, without any financial commitment by the Police.
”The construction of the facility was achieved with the support of the Nasarawa State Government; and well-meaning corporate bodies within the context of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
”All the support so extended were not in cash but in form of donation of materials,” he said.
Mba said that the only involvement of some Squadron Commanders was to ensure the delivery of some of the construction materials so donated by the corporate bodies.
He said the construction of the project through corporate intervention was a demonstration of the commitment of the Force leadership to meet its obligations to citizens.
According to him, this is not the first time corporate organisations and governments at all levels are assisting the police to bridge operational and infrastructural gaps.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government on Tuesday, August 4, warned that a second wave of the deadly COVID-19 disease will destroy the economy; and cause many deaths.
This was contained in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu.
Aliyu urged businesses that are reopening to practice COVID-19 sensitive business precautionary measures.
According to him, certain countries around the world are now going back into lockdown mode; because they are experiencing a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said: “Specifically, we urge businesses that are reopening to align themselves to our efforts; by establishing and practicing COVID-19 sensitive business precautionary measures.”
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“We eventually have to reopen, but we can only do so if we reopen safely. It’s quite clear, as we can see from the other parts of the world that certain countries are now going back into lockdown state; because of the pandemic coming back again; otherwise called recrudescence or what we call a second wave.”