Egbetokun lists Problems Facing Police


The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has named the problems facing the security agency in the fight against insecurity.

Egbetokun’s declaration was made on Tuesday when he appeared before the House of Representatives alongside other security chiefs.

The security chief said inadequate manpower and training for his men are not up to scratch, adding that the agency is also underfunded.

“The manpower in the police today is grossly inadequate. Even the criminals know that. The United Nations ratio of 1 to 400 is not attainable in Nigeria as of today because the ratio in Nigeria is one to 1000 which suggests that we have to double the manpower.

“Training in the police is still inadequate. The welfare of personnel is nothing to write home about. Funding is critical to achieving the mandate of the Nigerian Police. Unfortunately, the citizens are not interested in our excuses for underperformance. What the citizens want us that we must serve them. We are ready to serve them. We need your cooperation. We need funding. We need more manpower.

We need to train our men adequately. We want a well-motivated workforce in the police,” he narrated.

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