The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has allocated over N2 billion for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to purchase operational vehicles (NSCDC).
Mr Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior, said this at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s weekly FEC meeting.
He stated that 27 Buffalo double cabin vans, 15 Toyota Hilux vans, and ten ambulance buses will be purchased.
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“Today, the Federal Executive Council approved a sum of N2, 024, 935, 000 only for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), also known as Civil Defence, to purchase 52 operational vehicles, broken down in this order as 27 Buffalo double cabin MT 2021 model, 15 Toyota Hilux 4 wheel drive, premium package 2020 model, and 10 Toyota Hiace ambulance buses, with full option, totaling 52 vehicles,” he said.
He stated that the cars would be purchased to strengthen the NSCDC’s ability to battle crime and protect Nigerians’ lives and property.
Minister of State for Power, Mr Jody Agba, also spoke, saying the council had authorised three contracts for the ministry to increase electricity supplies in several parts of the country.