The Chairman, Board of Trustees, Nigeria Police Trust Fund, and former Inspector General of Police, IGP. Suleiman Abba, Psc, NPM, CFR., has listed four challenges facing the Nigeria Police Force.
He listed a lack of adequate funding, crime-fighting equipment, training, and welfare as being the militating factors against the effectiveness of the Nigeria Police Force. “Mainly, there are three or four challenges for the police”.
He disclosed this while chatting with Pressmen in Abuja over the weekend. He reiterated that different Committee’s on Nigeria Police Reforms too identified the same challenges.
His views were disclosed in a statement made available to the press assigned by CSP. Olabisi Okuwobi Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Police Trust Fund on the 16th of November, 2020.
“That is why even the reform committees that have looked into the problems of police and ethical conditions, summed up into four the problems of inadequate funding, the problem of inadequate manpower, the problem of lack of special care about the welfare of the police and the quality of the recruitment and training.”
He also revealed that the creation of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund by President Muhammadu Buhari will soon start addressing all these challenges bedeviling the Nigeria Police Force.
He revealed that the Board of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund has three mandates; which are training and retraining of Police Personnel, Procurement of state-of-the Arts equipment for fighting crimes, and improvement of Police welfare which encompasses both barracks and office accommodation.
In addition, he stated further that the Trust Fund is an Interventionist organization for the Nigeria Police Force. the police now have another source. In summary, the objective of the Trust Fund is mainly to improve the budgets of the Nigeria Police.
He concluded by urging Police Officers nationwide to be service-oriented and assured them of ensuring that the Funds on trust to the Board will be put to judicious use, solely to radically improve on the totality of wellbeing of the Nigeria Police Force.