The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is working in partnership with leading Telecommunications firm, Airtel and global technology company Intel, to enhance the digital knowledge of the force officers for improved security.
This alliance will see men of the force provided with affordable and subsidised technology devices and Internet bundles from Intel and Airtel respectively, while the NPF Microfinance Bank will see to financing the devices.
Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Zone 2,Lagos, DCP Isaac Akinmoyede, the latest development will enhance the operations of the force as well as efficiency of officers.
“So many benefits abound for businesses and individuals who are technologically aware and make good use of Internet facility which boosts of unlimited information.
“The partnership with Airtel will provide us internet connectivity for free while Intel will ensure that the best of devices are made available and accessible.
“This is a great step that has been taken to empower the Nigerian Police Force, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity”.
Country Manager of Intel Corporation, Olubunmi Ekundare pointed out that the joint partnership with NPF and Airtel was in harmony with Intel’s values on education and digital literacy by bringing technology closer to the people through affordable devices.
Senior Marketing Manager Devices and Partnerships, Airtel, Bobby Iduoze explained that internet opens a huge door of opportunities for individuals and businesses, thus, informs the firm’s partnership with the NPF to equip it’s members with internet connectivity that is needed for optimal performance.
All members of the force will benefit from this alliance, while digital skills training will be made available to them through African Learning.