THE 4 BEST WAYS THE GOVERNMENT CAN REFORM NIGERIA POLICE NOW

Brief History of the Nigeria Police Force

The agency, established in 1930, was handed over to the Nigerian Federal Government from the British colonial authorities during our independence of 1960, it passed through some reforms, one of which I know is the change of uniform from green-gray to black-black in 1988, but don’t worry it’s been changed it to blue-black now .

Reforms Possible for the Nigeria Police Force

  1. Change of Name: Nigeria Police Force should be renamed Nigeria Federal Police (NFP)”No be only the name we will change,more importantly,we will change its structural foundation and its intrnal and external operations”——-VisionBoyDecentralization: Instead of policing from Abuja headquarters to Divisional Police Stations in our towns/villages/wards, let Nigeria Federal Police start from Abuja and end at Federal Divions in the States for federal police presence”It is not to keep all things under that gives it its wonder, some things are best kept separately  because they work differently”——–VisionBoy


    4. State Police:” If Nigeria is a federation then give it the federal structure to nuture”——-VisionBoy

Every State should have its police policing from the state’s headquarters to the LGA level and finally to the community level.

“It should be centred majorly on

community policing and should be equal with NFP but  different in functions”——VisionBoy


5 . Departments of NFP: Its Departments should be managed by AIGs (Assistant Inspector-Generals) these departments should be People Care, Administration, Works and Supply,Logistics and ICT, Criminal Investigation  Personnel Department.

  • Function of units like the defunct SARS will be played by the Criminal Investigation and Works and Supply Department.Every State should have its police, policing from the state’s headquarters to the LGA level and finally to the community level.

“It should be centred majorly on community policing and should be equal with NFP but  different in functions”——VisionBoy

This is my suggestion on the best 4 ways the Nigerian Government can reform the Nigeria Police now,a new Nigeria Police, what are yours? Let me know at the comments!

Article by VisionaryDemola
I am a politics blogger, a policy analyst and a political commentator.
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