Our Reformation Agenda - IGP M.D. Abubakar
M. D. ABUBAKAR, FCE, FCPA, FCAI, FIIPS, NPM, mni
THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar since assumption of
office, has been working tirelessly to reposition the Nigerian Police and to
restore public confidence in the Force.
He has advocated a N50, 000 minimum wage for a constable in the Force force, saying such will go a long way to boost morale and promote efficiency.
The IG said he had already made proposal to the Federal Government and making a “serious representation” for the actualisation of the new salary structure for the police.
He said apart from salary, other welfare packages like housing, training, mortgage policy and efficient cooperative society are being restructured to ensure that every policeman benefits from the scheme. 'We have started with the 500 housing unit in Abuja.'
He warned his men to henceforth stop any form of harassment of journalists and other innocent Nigerians, saying if reports were made, appropriate action will be taken against erring officer.
He, however, urged them to protect their stations and other public buildings. The IGP further stressed that, “The era of attacking police station or government building is over.”
He said 16,000 policemen out of the 50,000 will go for Intelligence Training, while 10,000 will go for Detective Training. He added that the newly promoted Assistant Inspector Generals of Police underwent a two week management course in Lagos.
He ordered for 300 patrol vehicles to be deployed in all the major roads in the country for effective policing and safety of the people on highways.
He said all hands must be on deck to ensure the safety of our dear nation.