A manufacturing company and makers of Hero and Grand malt drinks, Interfact Beverages Ltd, has donated six patrol vehicles to the Nigerian Police and Anambra state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
Five patrol vans were for Anambra and Delta State Police Commands, while one van was for the Anambra state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).
Receiving on behalf the police, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, restated the force commitment towards improving its performance on security of lives and property in the country.
The Inspector-General of Police, who was represented by Anambra state Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umar, said the vehicles would boost prompt response towards intervening in any security situation.
He stressed that his Command had unveiled various strategies in fighting crime, to ensure peaceful atmosphere in the state.
While commended Interfact Beverages ltd. for the gesture, Mr. Idris warned all the hoodlums to flee, as his Command would always make the state uncomfortable for them to operate.
According to him, “this gesture to the police has shown that the company had the security of every member of the community at heart and we shall live up to expectations.”
He however promised to make judicious use of the vehicles in line with specifications to sustain already existing peace in the state.
Presenting the Vehicles at the Company’s premises, Onitsha, the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of Interfact Beverages Ltd., Mr. Otunba Micheal Daramola, said the donation was part of the social corporate responsibility of the company to the society.
“It is our way of affecting the lives of the people around us knowing that security is very important to the development of the state and the country.
Daramola disclosed that the company had empowered 50 youths with seed money under its Kick Start programme and had also sunk boreholes in different communities in the country.
He said the vehicle donated to FRSC was to help curb reckless driving on the road.
Also speaking, Interfact President, West Africa, Mr. Andrez Duplessis, disclosed that 12 vehicles have so far been donated to security agencies since it started operation in Onitsha four years ago.
Responding, the Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, while commending the company, assured that the vehicles would be judiciously used.
According to him, it is a turning point for security agencies in collaborating with the private sector knowing that government alone cannot fight crime and avoid deaths on roads.