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Uncertainty Over Nigeria’s Police Chief’s Tenure Hampers Activities At Force Headquarters – Lawyard


The uncertainty over the tenure of Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, which expires on February 1, is hampering actions on the Force Headquarters, newsmen gathered on the weekend.

This comes as Canada pledged $10 million to help capability constructing for the personnel of Nigerian Police.

There have been speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari might prolong Adamu’s tenure as he elongated these of the army’s high brass since 2016.

Newsmen checks on the weekend confirmed that the speculations over tenure extension and attainable successor have stalled official enterprise.

The scenario has additionally triggered disaster in Lagos over the alleged plot to promote a 40-room cops’ mess in Onikan, Lagos State.

It was gathered that whereas there was expedited therapy and motion of recordsdata regarding tasks and programmes from the IG’s workplace, official enterprise being carried out across the high contenders for the coveted place are shifting at a snail tempo owing to the jostling for the coveted submit.

Approvals for different enterprise haven’t been backed up with the mandatory funding and this growth has saved most recordsdata under keep-in-view whereas the discharge of funding for programmes is being delayed whilst contenders have stepped up the foyer for the place.

A supply on the Force Headquarters mentioned: “The situation is uncertain. Things are hanging in the air. It’s difficult to get approval for funding.

“While activities are fast-paced in some areas, there is a lull in other areas where the potential contenders are located. This has always been the case when a new IG is about to leave or emerge.

“Don’t forget that there are also moves in the IG’s camp for an extension. So depending on what the president will decide, it’s a game of wits.”

However, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer and Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Mr. Aremu Adeniran, countered the place.

“What are they saying? Are they saying that there is no more policing? Are they saying there is no more administration? I think they are being mischievous,” he mentioned.

Meanwhile, there are allegations that the police management deliberate to promote a multi-billion naira, 40-room chalet officers’ mess in Onikan, Lagos State.

Investigations revealed that multiple makes an attempt by successive IGs to eliminate the property weren’t profitable till the contemporary try to promote it.

It was gathered that already, a non-public developer had began shifting tools and supplies to the location.

A supply mentioned the renovation and reconstruction work was halted because the civilian employees and senior cops had been hurriedly chased out by the developer with out different lodging in place.

It was additional gathered that the edifice additionally served as a transit camp for senior officers within the pressure over time.

The Onikan Lagos Officers Mess contained about 40 chalets, two large halls, a squash courtroom, garden tennis courtroom, a 40-room condo being maintained by civilian cooks, bar attendants, gardeners, cleaners and drivers, electricians and plumbing employees.

A supply alleged that the matter had additionally brought about a rift between the IG and the members of the police administration workforce, who reportedly raised issues over the sale, alleging lack of due course of.

Force PRO and Commissioner of Police, Mr. Frank Mba, was but to answer a textual content message despatched to him on the matter as on the time of submitting the report.

Meanwhile, the federal government of Canada has pledged $10 million funding help to extend the capability of personnel of the Nigerian Police.

Speaking throughout a courtesy call on the Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Mohammad Dingyadi, Acting Canadian Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Nicholas Simard, mentioned Nigeria was a multi-faceted creating nation with insecurity posing an excellent problem to its progress, which he mentioned had change into worrisome necessitating his authorities’s advocacy in upholding human rights.

“Canada was willing to support with the sum of $10milliion dollars, noting that capacity building of force personnel among other things diminishes violence,” he was quoted in an announcement issued by the Ministry of Police Affairs.


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