President Goodluck Jonathan said that the Federal Government would spend N1.5 trillion in the next five years to reform the Nigeria Police Force.
Jonathan made this known at a two-day retreat on “Sustaining Nigeria Police Reforms’’, in Makurdi on Thursday.
by Sen. Bala Mohammed, the Minister of the FCT, Jonathan said
government was committed to build the capacity of the police force in
the country through ongoing reforms.
According to President, 60
per cent of the money will be provided by government, while the
remaining 40 per cent would come from the private sector, including
He assured that the Federal Government was committed to equipping the police for enhanced performance.
said the Federal Government had accepted the recommendations of Gov.
Peter Obi’s committee on the police and would soon issue a white paper
Gov. Gabriel Suswam, in his remark, said that the police
had to imbibe the discipline of being accountable to the elected
representatives of the people. Suswam said that by being accountable,
the police would consult widely with the people through their
representatives to reflect their views on police reforms.
address, the Chairman, PSC, Mr Mike Okiro, called for a national policy
on policing to ensure continuity of policies in the force.
former Inspector General of Police, decried the non-implementation of
various police reform committees in the country. He said that most of
the committees echoed the need for police restructuring, training and
Meanhwile the Inspector General of Police, Alhaji
Mohammed Abubakar, said the police management, had aligned its policies
with the recommendations of previous reform committees. According to
him, the essence of the alignment was to strengthen the police for
effective service delivery in line with international best practices.