This Day (Lagos)

13 September 2012

Nigeria: MTN Partners Delta Govt to Fight Crime

One of the leading telecommunications company, MTN Nigeria Limited, has donated five patrol vehicles equipped with security gadgets to the Delta State government as it collaborates with the government to combat crime in the state.

Speaking while handing over the vehicles yesterday in Asaba, the Regional Sales Manager of MTN, Mrs. Ifeanyi Udom, explained that the Security Support Project was aimed at supporting the efforts of the state government in curbing criminal activities.

She said the project being carried out under the MTN Foundation was also aimed at improving the lives of the people they work for through corporate social responsibility in the areas of education, health, entertainment, among others.

Speaking further, she noted that MTN was already in partnership with the state government and would continue to improve the living standard of the people through the partnership.

Her words "MTN Foundation by this gesture in partnering with Delta state government and is determined to improve on the well being of Deltans."

Udom stated that the Foundation has 60 equipped security patrol vehicles to donate to 11 states of the federation to assist them in their efforts in curbing crime and creating a conducive environment for investors.

Receiving the security patrol vehicles, the state Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ovuozourie Macaulay, commended MTN Nigeria for deeming it fit to assist the state government in the fight against crime.

Macaulay expressed the state government's commitment towards checking the security challenges in the state, adding that in the last one year, not less than 150 security vehicles have been distributed to different security agencies in the state.

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