The Inspector Generla of Police, Solomon Arase has inuagurated an estate of 100 housing units developed for the Nigerian Police Force in Umuahia, Abia State.

Also present at the event, which took place recently were high profile personalities like the Deputy Governor of Abia State, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, who represented the Governor of Abia State; Royal Fathers, Traditional Rulers; Assistant Inspector Generals of Police; Commissioners of Police, Engr. Emmanuel Mbaka, MD/CEO Platinum Mortgage Bank; and other distinquished  Guest.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase said: “The estate is one of his strategic plans as the inspector General Of Police” He further stated that the Estate which was promoted by the Nigerian Police Force Corporative society, comprises of 100 housing units of two bedroom flats for officers and members of the Nigerian Police Force.

He also mentioned that  Prior to this, similar projects have been completed and handed over to inspector and rank and file cadre in Katsina, Adamawa and FCT.

The IG also who hinted that the Force has been partnering some private developers to deliver the 1004 housing units in Dutsen Town, FCT, is being built by the MPL Property Development Company in collaboration with Shelter Afrique UN Habitat and just recently Brick City Housing Poject in Kubwa were also commissioned under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Initiative.

Solomon Arase reiterated that the naming of the estate was in appreciation of  Sir Okiro’s outstanding qualities and also ceased the opportunity to appreciate Mr. President, Mohammadu Buhari for being “an invaluable motivator” to the force leadership in the drive to reforming and addressing the endemic challenges in the Nigerian police.

He concluded by commending the developer, Engr. Emmanuel Mbaka for keeping to the agreement and for delivering quality houses to the Nigerian Police. He also thanked him for the provision of the well- furnished police station in the estate.


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