MTN Nigeria Limited has donated five patrol vehicles equipped with security gadgets to Delta state government as the telecommunications company collaborates with the government to combat crime in the state.
Speaking while handing over the vehicles yesterday in Asaba the Regional Sales manager of MTN, Mrs. Ifeanyi Udom explained that the Security Support Project was aimed at supporting the efforts of the state government in curbing criminal activities.
She said the project being carried out under the MTN Foundation was also aimed at improving the lives of the people they work for through corporate social responsibility in the areas of education, health, entertainment among others.
Speaking further she noted that MTN was already in partnership with the Delta state government and would continue to improve the living standard of the people through the partnership.
“MTN Foundation by this gesture in partnering with Delta state government and is determined to improve on the well-being of Deltans’’.
Mrs Udom stated that the Foundation has 60 equipped security patrol vehicles to donate to 11 states of the federation to assist them in their efforts in curbing crime and creating a conducive environment for investors.
Receiving the security patrol vehicles, the state Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay commended MTN Nigeria for deeming it fit to assist the state government in the fight against crime.
Comrade Macaulay expressed the state government’s commitment towards checking the security challenges in the state adding that in the last one year, no less than 150 security vehicles has been distributed to different security agencies in the state.
Comrade Macaulay observed that the security operatives would make judicious use of the patrol vehicles for the benefit of Deltans.
He said the state Government was committed towards creating a conducive environment for investors explaining that security was everybody’s business and enjoined Deltans to participate in security watch.
‘’Security is everyone’s business, so I call on other organizations to follow suit and assist the government in fighting crime in the state’’.