- The NPF has taken the initiatives to help poor homes with palliatives due to the coronavirus lockdown
- The scheme was launched by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) M.A Adamu in Abuja on Tuesday, May 19
- The program will be spearheaded by CP (Dr) Aisha Abubakar, the most senior female police officer in the force
By the directive of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) M.A Adamu, some female officers of the force have started the distribution of palliatives in Abuja communities.
The initiative by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) tagged Community Sensitization Campaign and Palliative Support Program against COVID-19 is aimed at assisting poor homes within the policing communities following the lockdown imposed because of coronavirus.
Assigned tp champion this noble and philanthropic course is CP (Dr) Aisha Abubakar who is currently the commissioner of police in charge of the Force Animal Branch.
As part of her duties in this scheme, Aisha alongside her team is expected to visit local communities in all Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Added to this, Aisha's team will organise sensitisation and enlightenment campaigns on the prevention of the virus.
Moreover, in a statement exclusively made available to Legit.ng by the NPF's public relations officer, Frank Mba, the officers will distribute food items to persons terribly affected by the lockdown.
A part of the statement said that the team "would also engage in the distribution of palliatives and relief materials including food items, beverages, and other essentials to families of junior police officers and the civil populace. In the FCT, the Team will be visiting Kurduma, Galadimawa, Keti, Kabusa, Garki, and Deidei areas as part of the flag-off."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that two officers of Nigeria police had tested positive for coronavirus in Ondo state.
Legit.ng gathered that the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, made the disclosure during his weekly broadcast on COVID19 in the state.
The state currently has eight cases of coronavirus after recording five cases over the weekend. “The fourth and fifth cases occurred on Saturday while the sixth, seventh and eighth cases were discovered yesterday, Sunday.
“The fourth and fifth cases are officers of the Nigerian Police Force, serving under the Lagos state police command,” Akeredolu said.
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