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Federal Government boosts Kaduna-Abuja route with donation of new Patrol vehicles

Federal Ministry of Transportation, on Thursday, handed over six patrol vehicles with scanners to Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to boost security on Abuja-Kaduna rail line.

Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Magdalene Ajani, while handing over the vehicles, said it would aid movements on the route, especially in times of emergency.

”The Ministry decided to procure these vehicles to support NRC and the police working on that route to be able to effectively police the axis.

”It will further support the corporation on the security architecture of Idu -Abuja rail track.

”The security apparatus we have for most of the rail track have a number of components.


”We have the local people who are patrolling. We also have the NSCDC personnel, the police corps of NRC. We have locations where stations are and where we need the security men to be able to move from one location to the other.

”This is in addition to the fact that we are also looking at surveillance apparatus and fibre optic equipment. So for movement of security personnel, we need these vehicles,” she said.

Ajani said that in case of emergency calls, the security personnel should be able to move from one point to the other. This is part of their responsibilities to keep the place safe.

She noted that the vehicles passed through proper procurement process before being handed to the corporation.

On the sensors being planned to be installed on the route, the permanent secretary explained that they were still in the procurement stage.
She said: ”We have gotten approval from NITDA. So, when the procurement process is concluded, they will be installed.

Federal Ministry of Transportation, on Thursday, handed over six patrol vehicles with scanners to Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to boost security on Abuja-Kaduna rail line.

Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Magdalene Ajani, while handing over the vehicles, said it would aid movements on the route, especially in times of emergency.

”The Ministry decided to procure these vehicles to support NRC and the police working on that route to be able to effectively police the axis.

”It will further support the corporation on the security architecture of Idu -Abuja rail track.

”The security apparatus we have for most of the rail track have a number of components.

”We have the local people who are patrolling. We also have the NSCDC personnel, the police corps of NRC. We have locations where stations are and where we need the security men to be able to move from one location to the other.

”This is in addition to the fact that we are also looking at surveillance apparatus and fibre optic equipment. So for movement of security personnel, we need these vehicles,” she said.

Ajani said that in case of emergency calls, the security personnel should be able to move from one point to the other. This is part of their responsibilities to keep the place safe.

She noted that the vehicles passed through proper procurement process before being handed to the corporation.

On the sensors being planned to be installed on the route, the permanent secretary explained that they were still in the procurement stage.
She said: ”We have gotten approval from NITDA. So, when the procurement process is concluded, they will be installed. [NAN]

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