A 3.4 million Dollar (about 941,172 Pounds Sterling) loan to Nigeria by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was signed in Lagos on Friday (17 March).
A 3.4 million Dollar (about 941,172 Pounds Sterling) loan to Nigeria by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was signed in Lagos on Friday (17 March). The loan, repayable in 40 years with a 10-year grace period, is for the establishment of a police staff college at Jos, headquarters of the Northern Benue Plateau State.
The loan agreement was signed by Nigeria's Federal Commissioner of Finance, Mr. Alhaji Sehu Shagari, and the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. John E. Reinhardt. Mr. Alhaji Kam Salem, the Inspector-General of Police, was among those participating in Friday's ceremony.
The Police Staff College will have the capacity to house and train over 300 senior police officers per year. Police officers will come from all over Nigeria as well as from other African nations to attend the college. The new college will supplement existing police training facilities at Ikaja and Kaduna.
SYNOPSIS: The Ministry of Finance Building in Lagos was the scene of an important ceremony on Friday when a loan agreement was signed between Nigeria and the United States Agency for International Development for the construction of a new police college. It will be at Jos, headquarters of the Northern Benue Plateau State.
Federal Finance Commissioner Alhaji Shehu Shagari was a principal speaker on Friday. The loan is for about nine hundred and fifty thousand Pounds Sterling and is repayable in 40 years.
United States Ambassador Mr. John E. Reinhardt also spoke on Friday. Among other dignitaries present was the Director of the Agency for International Development.
Journalists were also there.
Inspector-General Alahji Kam Salem of the Nigerian Police Force Spoke as well during the ceremony.
The new Police Staff College will have the capacity to house and train over 300 senior police officers annually. And policemen from all over Nigeria and form other African nations will attend. The new college at Jos will supplement facilities which already exist at Ikeja and Kaduna. The loan agreed upon on Friday will be used for the engineering and construction of the college, and supplements an earlier grant made for the design of the institution.