The Nigerian Police has been given Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by the German Missions in Nigeria, as part of support in the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria.
The PPE were donated today, Thursday, and the Missions stated on their Facebook page that it was to help the Police Force who, along with the health workers, are at the frontline of the fight against the pandemic.
According to the post, German Deputy Ambassador, Helmut Kulitz, handed over sanitiser, disposable coveralls, sanitizing spray, N95 face masks, handheld digital infra-red temperature readers and disposable latex hand gloves to Deputy Commissioner, Umar Sanda.
The equipment was received by the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Abuja.
“The Nigeria Police Force is one of the key institutions in the fight against the virus. The NPF is at the forefront of ensuring that various measures taken by the government are respected and enforced, in line with Nigerian law and international human rights standards, and therefore needs additional protective equipment.
“This is only a modest donation but we hope it will facilitate the NPF s work, and it is also a gesture of solidarity with the policemen and women who are at the frontline, and with the Nigerian people as a whole,” said Ambassador Kulitz.