2024 Ramadan: PCRC Distributes Over 1000 Food Items to Police Personnel At Force Headquarters Mosque in Abuja

As it's usual tradition, the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), led Alhaji Mogaji Olaniyan on Friday, distributed food items to the Police Muslim faithful at the Force Headquarters Mosque in appreciation of their sacrifices to the nation. 

Today’s distribution marked the second edition as PCRC leadership provided about 1,000 food items for personnel of the Nigeria Police Force.

Addressing journalists after the Jumat prayer, the National Chairman of PCRC, Alhaji Mogaji Olaniyan, said the organisation had made it a tradition to provide support for the Nigeria police force personnel as they diligently serve the nation. 

Alhaji Olaniyan explained that the committee chose Christmas period for the Christians and Ramadan period for Muslims, noting that the current members of PCRC executive had put plans in place to celebrate Christian and Muslim faithful in the Nigeria Police Force at least once in a year. 

“This programme is to celebrate Muslim faithful in the Nigerian police as a token of appreciation of what they are doing.  

“Majority of us Muslims that are fasting take our leave during this Ramadan period, but the police personnel are busy chasing after criminals even in fasting.  

“The one that is supposed to be directing traffic is there desperately fasting,” We are showing love and we want to use this to encourage them that we are with them,” he said. 

The representative of the Inspector-General of Police, AIG Yusuf Usman, who received the items, expressed appreciation to the PCRC for the kind gesture, especially in the face of current economic challenges in the country.  

Usman said it was not easy for low income earners to buy food because of the high costs, saying the gesture would be a moral booster for the Muslim faithful in the police force.  

He urged them to sustain the good virtue and gains of the Ramadan through dedication to duty and love for one another.  

The Chief Imam of Force Headquarters Mosque, Alhassan Yakub,  commended the committee for the gesture, adding that it would promote togetherness and peaceful coexistence. 

 He called for continuous prayers for the nation and its leadership to continue to keep the country in peace and harmony.  

“We pray for all our officers and men that are protecting lives and property and all the security agencies.  “We pray that this appreciation should continue and should go far and wide so that so many people can benefit more,” he said.

Community policing is a collective effort that brings together law enforcement agencies and community members address crime, safety concerns, and build stronger and safer neighborhoods and thsys what PCRC stands for. 

Section 113 (1) of Police Act 2020, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria provides for Establishment of Community Policing Committee. Section 117 (2) of the Police Act 2020 LFN provides that “The Inspector General of Police, in implementing community policing, shall promote organizational strategies that support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address conditions that cause crime, social disorder and fear of crime.”


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