The private sector led Coalition Alliance Against COVID 19, CACOVID, has promised to renovate the 44 police stations destroyed during the #EndSARS protests across the country.
The Co-Chairman of CACOVID and Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, made the disclosure while briefing the media alongside the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, Chairman of United Bank for Africa, Tony Elumelu and the Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe.
According to Mr Emefiele, the body will also spend N100 billion to purchase equipment for the police force.
Mr Emefiele said: “CACOVID has committed to fully rehabilitate all 44 damaged and destroyed police stations nationwide in a bid to restore provision of security in affected locations…
“To further strengthen the security apparatus in the country, CACOVID has committed to provide over N100bn to procure equipment and gadgets for the Nigerian Police Force over the next 2 years; as our contribution to fully modernize the Nigerian Police”
The group said it received N39.6 billion as donation from over 200 members of the private sector and spent N43.272 billion on the acquisition of, not only medical equipment and supplies, but also Food palliatives for the vulnerable Nigerians.
The CBN governor said the funds raised by CACOVID was used to support 3 key priorities: Medical facilities and equipment, food relief programs and communication plans on the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic.