Insecurity: Nigerian Government Sets Up Committee On State Police

The Nigeria Executive arm of government and the Senate widened the search for solutions to the mounting nationwide security challenges.

The federal government inaugurated a committee to examine the necessity or otherwise for the much-canvassed state police, the Upper House of the National Assembly and the Police High Command had a two-hour brainstorming session on how to better police the country.

The secretary to the government of the federation Mr. Boss Mustapha, who inaugurated the committee, said that it was to strengthen internal security framework and community policing in Nigeria.

He listed the problems to include poor policy linkages, multiplicity and poor implementation of policies, centralised control of the police force, weak monitoring, and evaluation mechanisms.

Others are poor application of technology and innovation, absence of integrated database to aid internal security management, poor budgetary allocation to the security sector as well as lack of confidence and trust in the country’s security agencies by the Nigerian public.

He said the government is doing its best, for very year we are recruiting while this year again we have about 10,000 to recruit, and very soon we will get to the number we require us to deploy to fight crime.

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