By Victoria Onehi
Cosgrove Investment Limited has Kickstart the Redevelopment of Smart Gated Homes Under a Public Private Partneeship (PPP) with the Nigeria Police Force.
The Inspector General Usman Alkali Baba who performed the infrastructure commencement ceremony at the M.D. Yusuf quarters on Thursday in Maitama, Abuja, expressed confidence in the technical expertise and financial capability of Cosgrove Investment Limited to deliver a world-class smart gated community of six-bedroom villas for senior officers of the Police Management Team.
He stated that Cosgrove earned the confidence of the Police Management team after painstaking scrutiny of competent real estate development companies that came forward for the offer, and affirmed that Cosgrove has a track record of quality and delivery attainable anywhere in the world and therefore, the complex task was entrusted to them.
Cosgrove is Nigeria’s technology-inclined real estate development company that gained public confidence after successfully building the Cosgrove Smart Estates at Wuye, Mabushi & Guzape, which are all fully automated estates in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The redevelopment of DIG Quarters located at Maitama, Abuja is a project which has been approved by the Federal Executive Council and being executed by Cosgrove Investment Limited, under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Nigeria Police. The chosen PPP arrangement is a Design, Finance, Build, Lease, and Transfer property.
The Inspector General emphasized the need for senior police officers to live in befitting homes, stating that some houses have already been built for junior staff and other ranks in the police through collaboration with other estate developers.
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Cosgrove Investment Limited, Mr. Umar Abdullahi,, in a statement described the groundbreaking ceremony as historic for Cosgrove and its stakeholders. He assured that the redevelopment of DIG Quarters would be impactful and he celebrated it as a monumental achievement for the company.
Mr. Umar Abdullahi acknowledged the important role of police officers in national stability adding that the redevelopment of DIG Quarters under the Private Public Partnersjip (PPP) arrangement with Cosgrove Investment Limited represents a significant step towards providing suitable housing for senior police officers.
He said the project aims to improve the living conditions of police personnel and strengthen the technical capacity of the Police Construction Company. With Cosgrove’s expertise and commitment, the Nigeria Police and the Federal Government can fulfill their obligation to provide modern and befitting accommodation for the top brass of the force.