Affordable Housing For Men of the Nigerian Police Force: Minister of Police Affairs

The Honorable Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has said that good shelter is a prerequisite for effective service delivery. He made this statement when the management of Family Homes Fund Limited paid him a courtesy visit in his office recently. Dingyadi expressed his displeasure at the dilapidating state of the Police Barracks across the country and welcomed Mr. Presidents priority to decent and affordable housing for Nigerians and the Police through the fund.

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, 17th December 2019, he said affordable homes for the Police force, particularly after retirement from service was a necessity and assured the Family Homes Fund, of the Ministry’s readiness in partnering with them. He said the proposed 1000 units for the Nigeria Police may be inadequate considering the numbers of officers in the force who will be interested particularly since it is targeted to reach every state in Nigeria.

The Permanent Secretary Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri in his remark applauded the group for thinking it wise to partner with the Ministry of Police Affairs to acquire  housing units for police and staff, he noted that  it’s an opportunity  that will equally provide jobs for indigenes, owing that most of the insecurity lurking around, is as a result of joblessness. Mbaeri emphasized on the need for proper sensitization of the project saying, ‘there is need for proper sensitization of this intervention project in order to cut across the main target, ‘if there’s no sensitization, there is every likelihood that the main targets will end up not benefiting from it’.

Speaking earlier, the Managing Director of Family Homes Fund, Femi Adewole, revealed that family homes was established 2years ago and it’s a joint venture between Federal Ministry of Finance and sovereign authority as part of its intervention program geared towards Mr. Presidents intentions of alleviating the burden of the masses as regards housing for low income earners. ‘Apart from the housing intervention, its an avenue designed to create 1.5million jobs for Nigerians and facilitating finance for low income earners” Femi said.

He noted that the project is being carried out through 3 different Phases for different categories of would be customers as follows:

  1. Affordable housing fund: This is housing for Nigerians on low income. The houses on this category intends to sell at an average of 3million for a bedroom flat, 4.5million for a 2bedroom flat and 5.5million for a 3bedroom flat. (these figures exclude Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano).
  2. Home Loans: it provides for households who earn less than a N100,000.00 (one hundred thousand naira only) monthly. This will function through mortgage bank. The modalities will be worked out.
  3. Social Rental Housing fund: This may not be eligible for mortgages. The modalities of rent to ownership will be worked out.

He said the Fund has invested 60billion naira in financing 16,000 homes across 9 states in the country so far.


Odutayo Oluseyi

Head, Press and Public Relations





Group Seeks Collaboration With Ministry of Police Affairs


The Honorable Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has said that security matters require the participation of other stakeholders for effective performance. He made this known in Abuja on Tuesday, 6th November, 2019, when he received the Team from TEN4 group, led by Mr. Bryn Amoru who was on a courtesy visit to the Ministry.

Dingyadi noted that when all security agencies come together to work as a team, more impact is made at less cost that is why the Ministry requested the TEN4 team to do its presentation to broader stakeholders in security and communication matters.

The Permanent Secretary in his remarks, said there seems to be a security solution from TEN4 through their well cut out research which has resulted to a multi-faceted rapid response initiative. He commended TEN4 for thinking outside the box and assured them of positive response after due feasibility study with sister agencies.

Speaking earlier, the team leader, Mr. Bryne said, TEN4 is a security initiative which works perfectly in the USA, thus the need to introduce it to his country Nigeria” TEN4 intends establishing a common platform for all security agencies with a dispatch mechanism which sends information to all security agencies simultaneously, a rapid response, amongst other advantages”, he said.

Bryne emphasized the need for centralized crime reporting and introduced a partner who can convert vehicles using fuel to natural gas and suggested its adoption by the Nigerian Police based on its efficiency.


Odutayo Oluseyi

Chief Press Secretary

Minister of Police Affairs, Others in A Closed Door Meeting


The Honorable Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, Inspector-General of Police, FCT Minister and Director- Generals of security agencies were today 21st October, 2019 invited by the Senate President Senator Ahmed Lawan, for a closed-door meeting.

The meeting which is a follow-up meeting on how to proffer solutions to the current insecurity in the country particularly the F.C.T was held at the National Assembly Complex.

Senator Ahmed Lawan, in his opening remark said, “there is need for all stakeholders to synergize, to improve the security situation in the F.C.T and the country” He however, cleared the air on the issue of holding closed door meeting during Budget presentations by Ministries, Departments and Agencies as normal and not an attempt to exclude the Media. He said the Media are indispensable but when issues bothering on national security are to be discussed, they need to be excused and will be briefed as at when due.

The meeting also had in attendance the Minister of Communications, and chiefs of staff of Agencies.


Odutayo Oluseyi

Chief Press Secretary

Minister of Police Affairs Assures Police of Adequate Welfare

The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has assured adequate welfare of the officers of the Police Force in order to enhance effectiveness. He made this known recently in Abuja, during his Familiarization visit to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, at the Force headquarter.

Dingyadi revealed that Mr. President had earlier assented to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund to create a legal framework for the purpose of training, provision of security equipment and related facilities to enhance the skills of the Nigeria Police Force.  The Minister decried the rate of kidnapping for ransom, the high level banditry and urged the officers of the Police Force to come up with new ideas on how to tackle the problems as its core mandate is providing security and protecting the rights of men and women in the country.

Dingyadi expressed confidence in the Nigeria Police, as he was taken on a guided tour round the completed projects at the force headquarters, to inspect facilities put in place to tackle insecurity.

Speaking earlier, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed A. Adamu said the force is grappling with high-profile crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cybercrime, small and light arms proliferation which  has made the force to resolve to adopt the Community Policing model. The model, he explains involves the engagement of citizens in identifying and prioritizing prevalent communal security threats as they affect localities. He said special constables will be engaged as community Policing Officers under the coordination of the Nigeria Police Force. “They are to perform low risk and non-sensitive duties”

While seeking support in policy formation and requisite Political   leadership, that will guide the Police Force in meeting the yearnings of Nigerians, Adamu thanked the Hon. Minister and assured him of the commitment of his Men who he termed as courageous, dedicated and competent despite budgetary and logistic limitations.



Odutayo Oluseyi

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