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FG concessions $490 m NPSCS project

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By Abdulwasiu Usman

10 of the 37 data centers across Nigeria have been rehabilitated.

Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has revealed the federal government’s move to farm out the operational activities of the $490 million National Public Security and Communication System (NPSCS) to a private company in order to operate on a commercial basis, in a bid to strengthen the security services of the country. Meanwhile, the decision to concession the project has been approved by the President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

While giving the scorecard of the ministry at a press conference in Abuja, Dingvadi noted that the authorizations automatically enable the National Communications Commission (NCC) to issue an operating license to the firm, MPS, to manage the country’s security system for the interest of the general public. He explained that the decision was taken to ensure that Nigeria did not lose out on the vital project, which the Chinese Eximbank is financing on terms agreed between Nigeria and China.

100 out of the 689 operating site towers have been rehabilitated.

According to Dingvadi, when fully implemented, the NPSCS would enable the police to oversee and monitor everything happening across the country in real-time from a command center handled by the police for proactive policing, prompt response to situations as well as to overhaul the security challenges plaguing the country. He also stated that the concessionaire had taken charge of the project with an action commenced reviving facilities geared to place the operations at the peak.

Moreover, the National Communications Commission (NCC) has granted the company MPS Universal Access Service License to commence operations at large. A recent report by the MPS shows that out of the 696 operating site towers, 100 have been successfully rehabilitated, while 10 out of the 37 data centers across Nigeria have also been rehabilitated. The NCC is in the final phase of issuing operating licenses to the concessionaire to embark on full commercialization of the facilities, which will, in turn bring benefits the country economically and sense of security.

Police affairs ministry moves to concession NPSCS.

In addition, the Ministry of Police Affairs’ move to concession the National Public Security Communication System (NPSCS) has also received the authorization of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). This is to ensure the smooth operational running of the vital security scheme. The NPSCS was installed in all 36 states across the federation except Borno, which was left out due to the severe challenges encountered by the state during the period the project was carried out.

Within his statement when asked to comment on the continuous destruction of INEC facilities in the South East, Dingyadi stated that such unlawful and criminal occurrences would not be allowed to deter the electoral process in any part of the country, no matter how intense it was. He gives his word that the government would do all in its power to hold elections that are free, fair, credible, and problem-free.

Reiterating on the ministry’s mandate of ensuring safety.

On the kind of police force his ministry has groomed since the advent of the Buhari administration in 2015, the police affairs minister boasted that he was satisfied with the grooming of a new crop of police officers and men who are friendly, responsive and responsible but appealed to Nigerians to cooperate and support them to perform better for Nigerians. The minister said the ministry would, however, continue to monitor the operations of police officers and men to ensure that they meet the expectations of Nigerians at all times.


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Admin
9 months ago

FG concessions $490 m NPSCS project – 10 of the 37 data centers across Nigeria have been rehabilitated. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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9 months ago

My problem with these projects is if it doesn’t yield profitable interest for the people. Either it’s conceded or not, the people must enjoy the positive impact of the projects.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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9 months ago

FG concessions $490 m NPSCS project. This federal government and their project, many projects and yet no result

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
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9 months ago

It’s not the first time we are hearing news update of projects without accomplishment. Corruption is one of the causes challenging the success of project planned.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
Member
9 months ago

the decision by the federal government to allow a private business to profitably run the massively expensive National Public Security and Communication System.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
Member
9 months ago

100 out of 600 plus is only rehabilitation in a country of more than 200 million people?.This is very bad and is not something to right about at all because with this ratio little or nothing can be archive in term of security.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
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9 months ago

The decision to hand over control of the project to a third party has been given the go-ahead by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Executive Council.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
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9 months ago

the National Communications Commission (NCC) should grant an operational license to the company known as MPS so that it can handle the nation’s security system in the interest of the general people.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
9 months ago

The decision was made to guarantee that Nigeria did not miss out on the critical project that is now being financed by the Chinese Eximbank on terms that have been agreed upon between Nigeria and China.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
9 months ago

For this kind project to be well recognize and praise it as to success their are many project we heard but is not effective, corruption is part of what usually kill project. A project that will benefit the people and the country to strength the security is what we need not camouflage ones

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
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9 months ago

I hope the concession pays off in the long run cause as for me I don’t really buy the idea of handing out nation stuff to private that might end up ruining it anyhow later on.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
9 months ago

Projects without completion aren’t new. Project success is hindered by corruption.

Christiana
Christiana
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9 months ago

Corruption kills many projects, so this one deserves respect and recognition. We need security-enhancing projects, not camouflaged ones.

jdpumping
jdpumping
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9 months ago

at times one don’t just understand this government with several projects that they tend to do that cut accross without benefits to it’s citizenry.

Bola12
Bola12
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9 months ago

As for me, I don’t really buy the idea of giving away national property to private individuals who might wind up damaging it in the long run.

theApr
theApr
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9 months ago

This is done to guarantee the effective operation of the crucial security system. All 36 of the federation’s states had the NPSCS installed except for Borno, which was left out due to the intense insecurity they were facing at the time

Remi1
Remi1
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9 months ago

The National Communications Commission (NCC) ought to issue a business license to MPS so that it can manage the country’s security system in the public’s best interests.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
9 months ago

The concession of concealed people’s personal data to a private company is risk to the security of every single Nigerian whose info has been collected through one medium or the other. Must federal government sell everything? They should stop using the word ‘concession’ rather call it ‘sell’.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
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9 months ago

The concession of National Public Security and Communication System (NPSCS) to a private company is really of big concern. It is more safe to have such info with the government than to have it in private company.