Senate President Encourages Police Recruitment And Community Policing To Strengthen Security

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday charged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to select more people that will assist with handling the current security challenges in the nation.

Lawan made this known in an announcement made by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, on Tuesday.

The senate president who gave the charge at the National Assembly during an intuitive meeting with the Police IG and his supervisory group asked them to likewise give courses of events to the usage of Community Policing in the nation.

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In his own words “Going forward from today, we must have clearly defined milestones and timelines on the implementation of the Community Policing.
“Something that we can always go back to in three months, in six months, and say where we are exactly.

“You might have been implementing the Community Policing and this meeting is an opportunity for you to give us an update of which States this has been implemented in and those states that you have not, we need a program and also a timeline of activities,”.

The Senate President additionally encouraged police specialists to consistently guarantee they convey the important parliamentary Committees along in what they are doing on the Community Policing to give the plan its very own existence.

He further clarified that there will be a need to enlist more people to help tackle the current security challenges the nation is confronting.

He said “And if we have to recruit, we will have to train and equally support our training institutions.

“We believe, in the National Assembly, that the security situation in the country requires that we make it number one priority for the government because, in the Constitution, it is Security and welfare that comes first.

“This is to say that no amount of public or government investment will be too much and I also know that we have a paucity of funds but we have to be ingenious.

“We need to find a way to strengthen our security agencies because they play an important role in this respect.

“So we will talk about recruitment and of course the training institutions and even your barracks.

“However, I would like to assure you that in the National Assembly, all we care for is the Security of lives and property of the citizens.

“I believe it’s something that we can tackle when we put heads together to find a solution.

”Even if we cannot resolve everything, we should be able to find a way out to improve the security situation of our country,” he added.

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