The Department of Logistics And Supply is a mix of technical business and administrative concerns of the entire Nigeria Police. The department is currently headed by DIG AMINCHI S. BARAYA.
The department comprises of several sections under it namely:
- Force Quarter-Master
- Board of Survey and Enquiry
DEPARTMENT OF LOGISTICS & SUPPLY
THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA
BACKGROUND OF THE DEPARTMENT
This department is a mix of technical, business and administrative concerns of the entire Nigeria Police Force. The Departments and the technological and technical requirements are therefore as wide and varied to enable its workforce perform at optimum capacity. The Department is as old as the Nigeria Police Force but with changes in nomenclature from time to time, for example from Department of Works, Supply and Accoutrements to Directorate of Logistics and Supply, to ‘C’ Department and Currently Department of Logistics and Supply with various sections under it as the case may be at that time.
From June, 2016, the Department was was superintendent by DIG Maigari A. Dikko, fdc, DIG Agboola Oshodi-Glover, mni and now DIG Frederick Taiwo Lakanu, fdc. AIG Olalekan Abdul-Fatai Oladipupo as Works Force Officer and CP Usman Shehu Usman as head of Capital Projects and by design second in command to FWO. There about other Seven (7) Commissioners of Police for other sections under the DLS.
Presently, the Department comprises the following Sections – Here are the brief of all the sections:
DLS Admin coordinates the administrative and service delivery of all the sections under it. A Deputy Inspector-General of Police is the overall head of the administrative sections while a Commission of Police is to head this section as the coordinating instrument of other mini administrative roles of the various sections. This section maintains a mini computer unit which takes care of computerization of the Department’s Nominal Roll of officers and men, maintain vital information and other data needed for administrative purposes bearing in mind that the world is a global village due to computer services.
CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY (A MINI MICRO–FINANCE INSTITUTION) :–
The Nigeria Police Cooperative Society Limited was established in April, 1977 as a welfare oriented organization to supplement the effort of the Nigeria Police Force, by encouraging members of the Force to make substantial subscriptions through deposits and compulsory savings with the aim of achieving members economics well being through the cooperative. The society has been able to open cooperative shops in almost all the state Police commands. Training institution and Zonal Headquarters where essential commodities are sold to members of the society at reasonable and affordable prices. It is no longer news that the from time to time, the society had disbursed loans and continues to disburse to its cooperators, and gives out credit facilities to staff and other members of the Force who are in dire needs of a variety of goods ranging from electronics to other items of material interest. For about a decades, the society has being in alliance with Estate Developers to secure and procure houses for interested members of the Force. Most of the civilities of the society have been computerized; this has made the job of withdrawal by individuals’ cooperators very easy, it also for easy updating of cooperators ledgers and account. The society runs a revolving loan scheme that is given to cooperators at different intervals and carried out shops audits all over the Federation.
QUARTERMASTER (PURCHASING, SEWING AND DISTRIBUTION OF POLICE UNIFORMS AND ACCOUTREMENT): –
This section is charged with the sole responsibility of providing the following basic needs of the Nigeria Police Force thus – Procurement of Clothing and Accoutrement (both local and foreign kit items) for the entire workforce of the Nigeria Police; Distribution of the procured clothing and accoutrement to all personnel attached to Police Departments, FHQ, Zonal and State Commands, Mobile Squadrons, Colleges and Training Institutions, Protection Units, Counter Terrorism Squad, EOD, Peacekeeping operations, officers’ shop Overall for professionals and specialties, Traffic wardens etc in the Force throughout the Federation; and Sewing of the Police uniforms through the Tailoring Section of the Force Quartermaster, for all Police personnel.
This Section was established in 1986 and commenced operation in April, 1987. The main function of the section is to ensure that standardized equipment and items were procured for operation use. The Section at initial stage was divided into five (5) units viz Legal/Tenders Board, Planning, Evaluation, Market, Research and Accounts for efficiency and proper accountability, detailed periodic marked survey to guide the Tenders and Purchasing Board, Evaluation and Vetting of Tender Documents, legal advice, and documentation of Force procurement. Recently, they are in-charge to register Police contractor(s) to be, signing and issuing of Award Letters, Processing Minutes of Board Meeting, Making sure that the budgetary allocations were complied to, they also carry out monitoring of services render by each sections in the Force as the case arises, it also works hand-in-hand with the Budget and Finance Department and all other Departments in the Force and any other duties assigned to it.
BOARD OF SURVEY & ENQUIRY (BOARDED EQUIPMENT AND MANAGEMENT): –
This section serves as a secretariat to all Police Commands in the Federation, i9n the processing of unserviceable Police Properties such as Vehicles, Boats, Horses, Plants, Equipments, Wireless Sets, Instruments, Drugs, Building etc, various States Commands and Formations forward boarding documents completed in respect of such items to this section and these documents are scrutinized, and further enquiry is made where it is deemed necessary. The boarding documents are then forwarded together with treasury Form 147 and store Form 9 to the Minister/Permanent Secretary of Police Affairs for Approval but now the Inspector-General of Police.
NIGERIA POLICE FORCE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCTION COMPANY (NPFPDCC):-
This section is headed by a Commissioner of Police. The Nigeria Police Force Property Development Construction Company is saddled discharge duties of implementation of mass housing scheme for officers and men of the Force on owner-occupier basis; acquisition and allocation of Lands across the Country for mass housing scheme; screen and ensure competent developers with Technical and Financial capabilities are engaged; ensure efficient execution of any concession agreement between the developer and the Force, ensure Public Private Partnership Policy in development of Housing Scheme is strictly adhere to; ensure all necessary approval are obtained from relevant Government Agencies; perform other duties as may be assigned to him by the FWO.
FORCE HEADQUARTERS (WORKS SECTION) (ANNEX) LAGOS: –
This section is headed by a Commissioner of Police with the office at Force Headquarters Annex – Kam Selem House, Obalende, Lagos, It is under the supervision of DIG DLS and AIG (Works) FWO whose offices are at Force Headquarters, Abuja. The section is responsible for the building/construction and general maintenance/renovation and repairs of the Police structures that include; carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, preparation of building plans electrical, welding, painting, masonry and sewage systems in Police building all around Lagos and send updated report of its activities to FWO in Abuja.
POLICE MAINTENANCE WORKS YARD-OKESUNA LAGOS:–
This Section is responsible for the planning, designing, construction and general maintenance of Police building in Lagos and its environs, it also takes stock of all material supplied to the works store by Police contractors and is issued to officers in accordance with store regulations. The Works yard is also responsible for proper checking in and out of officers from their quarters. It always under-took various maintenance works in Police quarters, barracks and offices under it in response to complaint from officers and men. Among these were general maintenance/renovation and repairs of the Police structures: carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, architectural draught of Police building, electrical works, electrical, welding, painting and decorating, masonry as much as sewage system management in the building respectively. The section is its custody heavy duty equipment utilized in the carpentry, jointly and foundry works. These are also tractors, dumpers, and heavy duty refuse and sewage disposal equipment.
POLICE ESTATE/HOUSING ESTATE:–
This unit is established decades ago. It is generally responsible for the management of Police Rented Stations/Offices and Quarters, Valuation of Police Landed Properties and Allocation of Police officers’ quarters and any other duties relevant to the unit.
WORKS SECTION FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA:-
The Section is as old as the Nigeria Police Force. The Works Section of the DLS derives its power under section 188 (1) of Police Acts and Regulations thus – (a) Erection of specified permanent and semi permanent buildings for the Force; (b) The Maintenance of Force Building and (c) The administration of Force Buildings.
This Works Section of the Department of Logistics and Supply of the Force, can boast of qualified professionals in all the relevant building industry. They are more than 250 in number presently, these officers are highly skilled and satisfied professionals in their area of professionalism. Functions/Schedule of Duties with new Organizational Chart for Works Section from the rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police to Assistant Commissioner of Police as recommended by the Inspector-General, approved by the Police Service Commission in the last three (3) years and the yet to be approve proposed Organizational Chart from the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police to Assistant Superintendent are the efforts of this administration
Works Section at Force Headquarters, Abuja used to undertake two major activities over the years under various erudite and energetic professional officers, presently this section is under the Command of AIG Olalekan Abdul-Fatai Oladipupo. These include –
CAPITAL PROJECTS –
Capital Projects Unit is headed by CP Usman S. Shu’aibu. It’s activities is classified into three (3) as it handles Construction, Rehabilitation of Buildings (Residential and Offices), Provision of Infrastructure, Installation of Plants and Equipment and other related works that are Capital Based as:
- Projects – Construction/ Rehabilitation completed
- Projects – On – going Rehabilitation or needed Rehabilitation or Demolition for re-construction.
- On – going Projects that have fully started and
- On – going Projects of 2012 till date that are yet to be started.
And it’s sub-divided into various sub-Units to effectively handle its activities –
- Land/Building Registry & Survey: The Nigeria Police Force has vast landed properties, both Developed and Undeveloped Nationwide. These landed properties are used for construction of Police offices, quarters and barracks accommodation. The unit is responsible for keeping records of all Police landed properties, land acquisition and preparation of title documents.
The computation of all Police Lands and Buildings is on-going.
- Estate/Housing: This unit is responsible for the management of Police Rented Stations/Offices and Quarters, Valuation of Police Landed Properties and Allocation of Police officers’ quarters and any other duties relevant to the unit.
- Architectural/Drawing: This unit is responsible for the Design and Production of all Police Buildings Nationwide and keeping records of same.
- ICT: This Unit was established in the year 1993. Its responsibility includes Management of Data Centre of all Contract awarded, Comprehensive Details about Contractors, Payment made etc through Data Base Automation Software christenized “Works Manager”. Other responsibility includes Management of Senior Police Officer Staff List couple with Management of Dedicated Local Area Network. Our E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org while efforts to get our website are on-going. This noble idea will brings Works Officers throughout the Federation know what is happening at Force Headquarters and can easily link and update japanning in their AOR in Softcopy and Pictorial form as SITREP.
- Quantity Surveyor: Police Quantity Surveyor are in charge of the following, Preparation of Bill of Quantities (BOQ); Preparation of tender analysis; Preparation of valuations as the work progresses; Prepare final accounts as the projects come into completion; Preparation of approximate cost estimate for the project; Advice client on cost implication of a project; Prepare feasibilities studies; Asses cost effect when changes to the project occur, such as delays and agree on variation with contractor; Value Engineering/Project Management.
- Force Land and Building Registry Unit: This unit is newly established by Works Section, the Nigeria Police have vast landed Properties, developed and underdeveloped Nationwide. These landed prosperities are used for construction of Police offices, quarters, barracks accommodation, training institutions etc. The unit is responsible for keeping records of all Police properties, land acquisition and preparation of title documents as overtime the Force had lost part of these properties to individuals, co-operate bodies and other government agencies due to lack of land title documents. So the unit is saddle with all above mentioned duties.
- There is other like Progress Unit, Procurement Unit etc under this section saddled with various responsibilities for effective running of the Section at large.
RECURRENT (MAINTENANCE REPAIRS):
This Sub – Section is headed by ACP O. O. Akinyele. The Recurrent Unit is saddled with responsibly of day to day of minor Maintenance and Construction of all Police Buildings and Infrastructures such as Offices, Quarters, Rank and File barracks, Internal Access Road Networks, Drainages/maintenance, Operation of all Generators in Offices and Senior Officers Quarters, Electricity and Water Supplies, maintenance of Sewage systems including Toilet facilities, supervision of all inventories of items in Offices, Staff Quarters etc. The duties of the Unit are carried out by the following sub-units, thus:- Electrical; Plumbing; R & A; Masson; Carpentry; Store; Welding etc.
SCHEDULE OF DUTIES –
Schedule of Duties for various offices as approved for Works Sections are as follows:
AIG Works (Force Works Officer) – The Works Officer who heads Works Section shall be charged with the following responsibilities:
- General administration of Works Section;
- Supervision of officers and men of Works Section throughout the Federation;
- Preparation of Technical Tender Document including Evaluation Analysis for the consideration of approving authority;
- Construction and maintenance of Police Buildings and infrastructure Nationwide;
- Monitoring and supervision including rendering periodic progress report on all Police properties;
- Undertaking the preparation of recurrent and capital projects estimates for the section;
- Monitoring the expenditure and progress of works for projects and completion period; and
- Performing such other duties may be assigned by the DIG DLS/IGP.
CP 2i/c (FWO) –
- Assist the FWO in performing its duties as outlined above;
- Supervision of sub-units under him; and
- Carry out other duties that may be assigned by the FWO.
CP Capital Projects/FHQ Capital Project Officers/ACP Works –
- The duties are to oversee Zones under their supervision for effective administration and execution of Capital Projects in those zones and report same to the FWO.
- Prepare necessary Tender documents for proposed projects under its jurisdiction;
- Represent FWO at the Tender Board meeting and to present Memo of projects to be executed in Zones he is supervising.
- Supervision of Police Capital Projects; and
- Any other duties assigned to him by FWO.
CP NPFPDCC –
This section is headed by a Commissioner of Police, the Nigeria Police Force Property Development Construction Company is saddled discharge duties of –
- Implementation of mass housing scheme for officers and men of the Force on owner-occupier basis;
- Acquisition and allocation of Lands across the Country for mass housing scheme;
- To screen and ensure competent developers with Technical and Financial capabilities are engaged;
- Ensure efficient execution of any concession agreement between the developer and the Force, ensure Public Private Partnership Policy in development of Housing Scheme is strictly adhere to; and
- To ensure all necessary approval were obtained from relevant Government Agencies; perform other duties as may be assigned to him by the FWO.
CP Estate Management –
To be continued, pls, Sir hopefully by Monday insha Allah.