The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has distributed high-tech communication gadgets to security agencies to support crime fighting efforts in the FCT.
Mr Olusade Adesola, Permanent Secretary, FCTA, made the presentation to the heads of the security agencies in Abuja on Tuesday.
The communication gadgets include; 500 units of Hand Held Radios, 35 Base Radio, 10 Repeater Stations and 3IP Connect.
Adesola said that the threats and security challenges had become worrisome, hence, the need for state-of-the-art facilities to meet up with modern methods of combating crimes.
He urged the benefiting agencies to make good use of the gadgets in enhancing their operations through effective communication.
The permanent secretary further said the donation was a testament that the FCTA was concerned about securing citizens’ lives and assist security agencies to coordinate their activities seamlessly.
“The gadgets we are presenting today are a testament to our unwavering dedication to the security and well-being of our residents.
“These devices will enable our security agencies to respond swiftly and effectively to emerging threats, coordinate their efforts seamlessly, gather and analyse crucial intelligence in real time.
“By equipping our security personnel with these gadgets, we are investing in their capacity to safeguard our society and deter criminal elements from undermining our peace and security,” he said.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Haruna Garba, commended the FCTA for providing the security agencies with the needed communication gadgets.
He expressed optimism that the equipment would serve as support system and enhance effective communication among security personnel.
He added that the equipment would help them communicate effectively with field officers while assuring of the agencies commitment to make maximum use of the equipment for greater good of residents of the territory.
The FCT Administration had in October 2022 procured and distributed 60 units of operational vehicles to its Police Command, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Department of State Security Services.
In March, it also distributed additional patrol vehicles, protective gears and riot control equipment to support their efforts.