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COVID-19: Germany donates PPE to Nigeria Police Force

The German Missions in Nigeria, on Thursday, announced the donation of Personal Protective Equipment to officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

In a statement posted on Facebook, the Missions said the gesture was to support the men of the Force who are amongst frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the statement, the donation was received by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Abuja.

It added that German Deputy Ambassador, Helmut Kulitz, handed over the equipment including hand sanitiser, disposable coveralls, sanitizing spray, N95 face masks, handheld digital infra-red temperature readers and disposable latex hand gloves to Deputy Commissioner, Umar Sanda.

The Nigeria Police Force is one of the key institutions in the fight against the virus. The NPF is at the forefront of ensuring that various measures taken by the government are respected and enforced, in line with Nigerian law and international human rights standards, and therefore needs additional protective equipment.

This is only a modest donation but we hope it will facilitate the NPF s work, and it is also a gesture of solidarity with the policemen and women who are at the frontline, and with the Nigerian people as a whole,” said Ambassador Kulitz.

The Missions explained that the donation is part of a joint three-year programme that aims at strengthening the NPF, with a focus on capacity building in the area of forensics, processes, and procedures for criminal investigation, human rights, as well as strengthening cooperation mechanisms.

 

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