The Federal Government says it has inaugurated a Project Management Team to ensure the implementation of the National Public Security Communication System NPSCS Network.
This is contained in a statement by the Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Police Affairs, Bolaji Kazeem in Abuja.
According to the statement the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Abel Olumiyiwa Enitan said the Project team would be responsible for ensuring implementation of the agreement with the concessioner responsible to undertake the repair, upgrade, post-implementation operations and management of the Network.
The Statement notes that the Project Management Team led by the Ministry of Police Affairs was drawn from the Federal Ministry of Finance; Budget and National Planning; Federal Ministry of Justice; Nigeria Police Force; Office of the National Security Adviser; Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission.
The Permanent Secretary charges the team to be committed to the successful implementation of the laudable national project which is of paramount importance to the security sector.
He said “the PMT shall be responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Concession to ensure timely and successful execution of the Implementation plan and establishing priority areas of cooperation for the present and in the future; including all aspects of cooperation with relevant Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs). The PMT shall be meeting quarterly in Abuja”.
The Permanent Secretary adds that the project was jointly funded under counterpart funding with the Federal Government of Nigeria contributing 15%, in the sum of 70.5 Million dollars through the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, while the China Export-Import Bank provided the 85% balance in the sum of 399.5 Million dollars as a loan with a ten-year moratorium.
Also the Director, Police Service Department in the Ministry, Mr. David Awotunde points out that the project has been a key project of the Federal Government targeted towards developing the country’s security sector.
Written by: Bukky Alabi
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