The President General, Global Peace Movement International UK, Dr. Mike Uyi, has said that Nigeria urgently needs to work on the dignity and well-being of its police force, a major factor that will make its personnel succeed in the core mandate of preventing and fighting crime.
Uyi in a statement in London on Friday said the Nigeria Police Force , no doubt remain one of the strongest in Africa. There are several tales of the force’s exploits both on foreign mission and on the home soil. It is an institution of disciplined and committed officers and men.
“Despite the challenges posed by the our internal security challenges, their morale is always high and this has been made possible by the visionary and dynamic leadership style of Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector General of Police, under whose leadership the Nigerian Police has continued to record tremendous successes both against our security challenges and in the general well being of Officers and Men of the force.
“IGP Usman Alkali confrontation of banditry, is not only a pacesetter in the history of the Nigeria Police, he is a man with many ‘firsts’
“The steps so far taken by the IGP to reorganise the security architecture of the country, we are confident that the present security challenges will soon be a thing of the past,” he said.
He said GPMI is assuring the IG, Usman Alkali Baba that they are prepared to collaborate with the force to identify its areas of need and address them through constant reminder to the Federal Government for improved funding, recruitment, and training.
“In the area of funding, we appeal that the federal government and all stakeholders should support the Police Force more because they are underfunded. The IGP is a miracle worker. He has been managing the small allocation compared to what is obtainable in the past”.
“We also use this medium to appeal to the Inspector General of Police to also weed out bad officers who on daily basis giving the force bad image and promote the good once that are making Nigeria proud”.
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