By: Wisdom Acka & Favour Onakpoma
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Tuesday distributed modern communication gadgets to security agencies to support their crime fighting efforts in the Territory.
Recall that the Administration had in October 2022 distributed 60 units of operational vehicles to the FCT Police Command, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and Department of State Security Services, among others.
Again, the FCTA, in March 2023, distributed additional patrol vehicles, protective gear and riot control equipment to support their efforts.
Permanent Secretary FCTA, Olusade Adesola, while handing over the equipment to heads of the security outfits in his office said that the gesture marked the end of the series of activities in the latest donations made to the security agencies.
He noted that the nature of threats and security challenges have become increasingly complex, thereby, requiring state of the art facilities to meet up with modern methods of combating crimes.
He, therefore, urged the benefiting agencies to make good use of the gadgets provided them in enhancing their operations through effective communication.
The additional communication gadgets presented were 500 units of hand held radios, 35 base radios, 10 repeater stations and 3IP connect.
Adesola explained that procurement of top of the range brand of Motorola communication radio and other gadgets became imperative in equipping the security agencies with the right tools.
The Permanent Security stressed that the communication equipment were a testament that the Administration was concerned about securing lives of citizens, through assisting the
security agencies to coordinate their activities seamlessly.
His words: “The gadgets we are presenting today are a testament to our unwavering dedication to the security and well-being of our residents. These devices will enable our security agencies to respond swiftly and effectively to emerging threats, coordinate their efforts seamlessly, gather and analyse crucial intelligence realtime.
“By equipping our security personnel with these gadgets, we are investing in their capacity to safeguard our society and deter criminal elements from undermining our peace and security,” he added.
In his vote of thanks, FCT Commissioner of Police, Haruna Garba, commended the FCT Administration for providing the security agencies with the latest gadgets, expressing optimism that the equipment would serve as as support system and enhance effective communication among security personnels.
The CP expressed hope that the equipment would serve as buffer to their operations by helping them communicate with officers on field, even as he assured that they would make maximum use of the equipment for the greater good of residents of the Territory.