Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s foundation, Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 donated 150 patrol cars to the Nigeria Police Force.
The formal handover event which was held in Abuja had in attendance, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; ministers and state governors.
Speaking during the handover of the 150 cars, Chairman of the foundation, Aliko Dangote, explained… “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 Yemi Osinbajo lauded the foundation saying… “The government needs people like Dangote to join hands with it to grow the economy and also provide jobs for the youth. Government’s role is to provide the enabling environment, while the private sector takes advantage of the opportunities that abound in the country to grow and develop the economy.”
“The donation of 150 cars to the Nigerian Police Force is laudable and we thank Aliko Dangote Foundation for this rare gesture; that 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.”
“The donation is the single largest by any private individual in the country. Other Nigerian should join hands with the Federal Government to effectively secure the country as well as develop the economy.”
Also, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris described the donation as the single biggest gift ever by a private sector operator to the police.