I expect you to put the police in order – President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged members of the Police Service Commission to redouble their efforts in ensuring that the Nigeria Police Force delivers on its responsibilities.
Speaking while receiving the 2019 Annual Report of the Commission, at the presidential villa, Abuja, President Buhari said, “the Commission has the most challenging responsibility of carrying out oversight responsibilities of the Police Force and therefore expected to make the force work effectively.
He said that, by the mandate of the Commission, the task of appointment, promotion and disciplinary control of officers of the Nigerian Police Force, except the Inspector General, fall under it.
He said their assignment is enormous and calls for sacrifice and commitment especially now that almost every country including Nigeria, is faced with severe internal security challenges.
The President praised the Commission for new ideas introduced into the workings of the Force adding that government will require them to redouble efforts and ensure that the Police Force receives the required assistance for optimum service delivery.
He also called on the Commission to ensure the harmonious working relationship with the Police Force.
Earlier in his address, Chairman of the Commission, Musiliu Smith, who led other members to State House, said the management was gradually putting together a productive Nigeria Police Force, which will attract the endorsement of all Nigerians and also receive the acclaim of the policemen themselves.
He also requested the intervention of the President in overcoming the funding constraints of the Commission as well as securing better office accommodation.