The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASSENI), is set to revamp more than 10,000 redundant tractors and convert 5,000 Police vehicles, in a bid to create thousands of jobs and boost the country’s security.
The Chief Executive officer of NASENI, Mr Khalil Halilu, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday, in Abuja.
Halilu said the agency had identified more than 10,000 off the road Police vehicles and 5,000 redundant tractors owned by government agencies, that could be fixed and used to achieve the goal
According to him, NASENI is aware of the many government assets that have been abandoned and are laying waste, and is making plans to revive and put them to good use.
”Instead of government to continue buying new assets, ranging from tractors, helicopters and many other expensive assets with scarce resources, the agency will revamp them and put them back to use.
”We also believe that revamping Police vehicles will positively impact on the force’s ability and capacity to protect lives and properties,” Halilu said.
According to the NASENI helmsman, revamping the police vehicles will also boost prompt response to security emergencies.
”NASENI will convert some of the vehicles to cleaner source of energy, LNG and CNG for environmental good.
”We will create thousands of jobs and boost skills acquisition opportunities in the course of the implementation of the programme.”
NASENI boss had during a courtesy visit on the Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Olukayode Egbetokun, sought partnership with the Force to refurbish all Police vehicles nationwide.
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