The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) has said it is collaborating with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to raise awareness on how to tackle insecurity in the country.
A statement said the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Abubakar and the bank have unveiled an electronic anti-crime campaign jingle to air on national radio stations to tackle insecurity in the country.
The campaign will discourage young Nigerians from engaging in crime and seek public support and participation in tackling insecurity in Nigeria.
The anti-crime sensitisation campaign is part of the IG’s innovative effort to address the security challenges ofterrorism, insurgency, kidnapping, cultism, rape as well as human and drug trafficking currently facing the nation. The campaign will also help in rebranding the nation and generally educate Nigerians on how to avoid falling victim of criminal activities.
The radio jingles, which come in both standard English and Pidgin English version, is targeted at Nigerians from all walks of life, particularly those in the rural areas who may not have quick access to other means of communication.
Speaking during the launch of the initiative in Abuja, the Group Managing Director, UBA Plc, Mr. Phillips Oduoza, expressed the bank’s delight in collaborating with the NPF on the war against crime and criminality. He noted the anti-crime campaign would help reduce criminal activities in the country.
“This is a wonderful thing to do for Nigeria and we need to support the IGP and Nigeria Police in particular in what they are doing to reduce crime in the country.
It is our belief in UBA that business would thrive when there is peace and security in the country. This initiative will help improve national security for every Nigerian”, he added.
While commending UBA for collaborating with the Police to launch the campaign, the IG also called on other private and corporate bodies to, as a matter of corporate social responsibility partner with the Police to provide a safe and secured environment for economic and business activities to thrive.