•  Buhari Promises Police Officers Adequate Welfare, says Minister

The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has assured adequate welfare of the officers of the Police Force in order to enhance effectiveness. He made this known recently in Abuja, during his Familiarization visit to the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, at the Force headquarter.

Dingyadi revealed that Mr. President had earlier assented to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund to create a legal framework for the purpose of training, provision of security equipment and related facilities to enhance the skills of the Nigeria Police Force.  The Minister decried the rate of kidnapping for ransom, the high level banditry and urged the officers of the Police Force to come up with new ideas on how to tackle the problems as its core mandate is providing security and protecting the rights of men and women in the country.

Dingyadi expressed confidence in the Nigeria Police, as he was taken on a guided tour round the completed projects at the force headquarters, to inspect facilities put in place to tackle insecurity.

Speaking earlier, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed A. Adamu said the force is grappling with high-profile crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cybercrime, small and light arms proliferation which  has made the force to resolve to adopt the Community Policing model. The model, he explains involves the engagement of citizens in identifying and prioritizing prevalent communal security threats as they affect localities. He said special constables will be engaged as community Policing Officers under the coordination of the Nigeria Police Force. “They are to perform low risk and non-sensitive duties”

While seeking support in policy formation and requisite Political   leadership, that will guide the Police Force in meeting the yearnings of Nigerians, Adamu thanked the Hon. Minister and assured him of the commitment of his Men who he termed as courageous, dedicated and competent despite budgetary and logistic limitations.

Odutayo Oluseyi

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