ABUJA – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said on Friday that it had taken delivery of 120 KIA vehicles for distribution to its officers.
Mr Dapo Yusuf, the Head, Private Security Guard Unit of the corps, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He said the vehicles, purchased by the NSCDC Cooperative, were distributed to 120 officers of the corps by the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro.
Yusuf said 200 officers had applied but the cooperative was able to deliver only 120 cars, adding that the remaining 80 would be delivered soon.
He said the vehicles were distributed on loan basis to the beneficiaries at the cost of between N1.2 million and N4.3 million each.
He said that the beneficiaries were expected to pay the loan within five years.
Yusuf, who commended the cooperative for the effort, said the gesture would enhance staff welfare.
“Ordinarily, the staff will not have been able to raise this huge amount to buy the cars,” he said.
Yusuf, however, appealed to officials of the cooperative societies nationwide to be transparent in the conduct of the exercise.(NAN)