By EMEKA OKONKWO
ABUJA, (CAJ News) - EDO State government has pledged its support to the police force
in its bid to reposition its operations.
To highlight the commitment, Governor Adams Oshiomhole has pledged N200 million to
renovate the Ogida Police Barrack.
The funds are set to refurbish the facility’s bedding and roofing.
“It is a small token to show that in asking the federal government to support the
police, we Edo State is leading by example. So I want to urge the federal lawmakers
to appropriate adequate funds to the police force to enable them not only to rebuild
their barracks but also to invest in their welfare,” said Oshiomhole.
“I think that the Nigerian Police sometimes is the most misunderstood institution
and my hope is that under the present leadership and given the commitment of
President Muhammadu Buhari for change, that change will include changing the
fortunes of the Nigeria Police,” said Oshiomhole.
He appealed for more investments to the force to enhance service provision.
“Making more investment in their training, remuneration and welfare will ensure our
men and women in uniform can be motivated and have what it takes to stand and do
their job without fear or favour.”
Meanwhile, Edo celebrated Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, for his
appointment to the position.
“We are very proud as Edo people of the fact that in Nigeria geopolitical equation,
we are regarded as a minority but God in his infinite mercy has directed and touched
the heart of our leaders to go for merit and one of us, strictly on the basis of
merit, is today the Inspector-General of Police,” said Oshiomhole. – CAJ News