Abuja - Edo State government has pledged its
support to the police force in its bid to reposition its operations.
To highlight the commitment, Governor Adams Oshiomhole
has pledged N200 million to renovate the Ogida Police Barrack.
The funds are set to refurbish the facility’s bedding and
“It is a small token to show that in asking the federal
government to support the police, we Edo State is leading by example. So I want
to urge the federal lawmakers to appropriate adequate funds to the police force
to enable them not only to rebuild their barracks but also to invest in their
welfare,” said Oshiomhole.
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“I think that the Nigerian Police sometimes is the most
misunderstood institution and my hope is that under the present leadership and
given the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari for change, that change will
include changing the fortunes of the Nigeria Police,” said Oshiomhole.
He appealed for more investments to the force to enhance
“Making more investment in their training, remuneration
and welfare will ensure our men and women in uniform can be motivated and have
what it takes to stand and do their job without fear or favour.”
Meanwhile, Edo celebrated Inspector-General of Police, Solomon
Arase, for his appointment to the position.
“We are very proud as Edo people of the fact
that in Nigeria geopolitical equation, we are regarded as a minority but God in
his infinite mercy has directed and touched the heart of our leaders to go for merit
and one of us, strictly on the basis of merit, is today the Inspector-General
of Police,” said Oshiomhole.
- CAJ News