The Federal Government has on Friday received the report of the committee on recommendations for the establishment of State Policing.
Naija News understands that upon receipt of the report, the Nigerian federal government also promised the speedy implementation of the recommendations which include alternative funding mechanism and deployment of technology for intelligence gathering.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, received the report from the 14-member committee, chaired by Permanent Secretary, Special Services Offices (SSO), Dr. Amina Shamaki.
Mustapha while speaking on the report said the present administration prides itself as having the political will to tackle the issues of insecurity occasioned by the activities of terrorists, kidnappers, bandits, militants.
He said; “I am delighted to note that your work covered the issues of policy, institutional and legal frameworks as well as the underlying factors that impede the capacity of our security agencies to adequately contain the various manifestations of insecurity in our dear country.
“I equally note that your work touched on the need to deploy appropriate technology in the fight against the various dimensions of criminality, the context of coordinating internal security architecture, capacity development and professionalism of security personnel, citizens’ involvement in internal security management as well as innovative funding mechanisms of security agencies and their operations and not the least, welfare of personnel.
“I am highly delighted that you worked assiduously hard to exhaustively examine the Report of the Executive Course 40, 2018 and proposed some far-reaching recommendations, including implementation strategies aimed at reinvigorating the Internal Security framework and Community Policing in Nigeria within a short timeframe.
“I have no doubt, therefore, that the outcome of your recommendations would enthrone a paradigm shift that will focus on Community Policing, re-orientation of citizens and building a sustainable conflict resolution process that would assist in solving the perennial security challenges in the country.
“Let me assure you that Government will critically, and without any delay whatsoever, study your Report and speedily give effect to the recommendations therein.”
Similarly, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who witnessed the report presentation, said it was time for the community policing to be implemented.
“We have been waiting for the report. Policing should be driven from community and not uniformed police,” he said.