How I Built 120 Model Police Stations Across Nigeria -IGP
The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, on Wednesday, disclosed that the force under his leadership has built over 120 model police stations across the country.
In a press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, and a copy made available to BUSINESSINSIDERNG, he said the IGP disclosed this when the resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nigeria, Mr. Mohammed Yahya, and his team including representatives of the German Government visited the Force Headquarters, as part of the presidential Committee on Police Reforms Agenda for the force, the IG said, he has also provided barrack accommodation to some officers and men of the Force, health facilities, and other developmental projects across the country.
According to him, part of the project include the yearly recruitment of 10,000 Police Constables to boost the manpower drive of the Nigeria Police Force which are all catalytic to improved service delivery of the NPF.
The statement reads, “During the meeting, the UNDP Resident Representative discussed areas of further collaborations with the Nigeria Police Force to achieve the Presidential Action Plan for Police Reforms in the country.
“The areas considered and deliberated upon include training and retraining, support in acquisition of logistics such as ICT-based gadgets and intelligence networks, welfare in line with the President’s approved road map.
“The Inspector-General of Police expressed the willingness of the Force under his Command to support the UNDP, international community and other relevant agencies under the Presidential Committee on Police Reforms.
“He similarly discussed some projects that have been completed under his watch in line with the Police Reform Agenda such as the completion of more than 120 model police stations across the country, construction of modern NPF Resource Centre, provision of barrack accommodation to some officers and men of the Force, health facilities, and other developmental projects across the country, as well as the yearly recruitment of 10,000 Police Constables to boost the manpower drive of the Nigeria Police Force which are all catalytic to improved service delivery of the NPF.
“In the same vein, the Inspector-General of Police appreciated the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the amiable leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, for its continuous support in all areas to reposition and boost the police for effective and efficient service delivery in Nigeria. He further reiterated the commitment of the Police Force to improving its services at all levels in order to have better security and public safety in Nigeria.”