- IGP Mohammed Adamu has revealed that people in the world see Nigerian police as the best
- According to him, the police are able to achieve great feat despite their challenges especially lack of resources
- Meanwhile, he called for more support of the police department to enable officers discharge their duties diligently
In a statement that will divide opinion, Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has declared officers of the security outfit as the best.
According to him, the officers are acclaimed to be the best in the world.
He argue that they perform better than their foreign counterparts when given the right resources to carry out their duties, The Cable reports.
He disclosed this while speaking on a Channels Television programme on Monday, January 25.
He added that despite the lack of enough resources for them to perform their function, the police in Nigeria do a lot to maintain peace and order.
The IGP, who noted that officers from Nigeria do well when compared to personnel from advanced countries, called for more support for the police to enable them function effectively.
“It is only in Nigeria that you have police officers that don’t have the required logistics that they need to operate, but they struggle and make the society peaceful.
“When you take them out of the country, to an international environment where those logistics that are required for you to do policing job are there, you see them performing wonderfully well. And that’s why Nigerian police officers are acclaimed to be the best in the world.
“Put Nigerian police officers side by side with even police officers from advanced countries; give them the same function; give them the same logistics; you’ll see the officers of the Nigerian police perform better than those that are coming from so-called advanced countries."
In a related development, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Wednesday, January 13, announced the posting and redeployment of some officers to nine commands and other formations in a move geared towards effective reforms in the country.
The announcement was made in a statement by the deputy public relation officer, Aremu Sikiru Adeniran, available on the force's social media pages.
Aremu said the posting is with immediate effect, adding that all the deployed officers must report to their new commands.
Meanwhile, a former assistant director of the Department of State Services (DSS), Dennis Amachree, has asked the federal government to prioritise the welfare of personnel of the NPF.
According to him, the Nigerian government cannot continue to relegate the NPF and expect maximum performance from its personnel.