The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has donated computer accessories to the Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele in Ibadan as part of a partnership with the Nigeria Police to strengthen their intelligence and information gathering unit in order to combat crime in the country.
Among the items donated are computer sets, laptops, printers and other ICT accessories.
Mrs. Hafsat Lawal of the Legal and Regulatory Services Department of NCC stated that the donation was informed by the request of the Inspector General of Police, urging all stakeholders to support the police command with equipment capable of enhancing their jobs and improving their ability to fight crime.
She said the Commission as a responsible and responsive government agency considered the donation of laptops and other computer accessories, which are important tools in enhancing modern effective policing.
Lawal, who heads the Disputes and Litigation unit of the NCC said she is optimistic that the donation would help the police empower its online and Information Technology (IT) unit in combating fraud and other ICT related vices in the country effectively.
In his remarks, the State Commissioner of Police, Sam Adegbuyi expressed appreciation to NCC for the donation, assuring that the gesture would further strengthen the command in combating criminal activities, particularly cybercrime.
Adegbuyi who described the IT unit as one of the engine rooms of the force also stated that the command will make the best use of the gadgets.