The Poor State of Police Funding

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The revelation on Thursday by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, that a police station in Nigeria gets N45, 000 in three months as running cost is yet another confirmation of the pathetic state of the country’s chief internal security organ.

Owoseni made the disclosure in Ikeja while addressing a civil society group that had marched to his office to protest the alleged embezzlement of funds meant for the fuelling of patrol vehicles, stationaries, uniforms, and allowances of the Nigeria Police.

The federal government must take deliberate steps to deal with the menace of corruption and poor funding in the Nigeria Police, which have severely damaged the effectiveness of the force.
– Vincent Obia