The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have entered into partnership with leading telecommunication firm, Airtel and global technology company, Intel, to enhance the digital knowledge of force officers.
This alliance will see men of the force provided with affordable and subsidised technology devices and internet bundles from Intel and Airtel respectively, while NPF microfinance bank would see to financing the devices.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal investigation and intelligence department, Zone 2, Lagos, DCP Isaac Akinmoyede, the latest development would 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 boasts 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,” he said.
Country Manager of Intel Corporation, Olubunmi Ekundare pointed 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 opened a huge door of opportunities for individuals and businesses and informed the firm’s partnership with NPF to equip her members with internet connectivity that was needed for optimal performance.
All members of the force would benefit from the alliance while digital skills training would be made available to them through African Learning.