OWERRI – Imo State Governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, has renewed his call for adequate equipping of the Nigeria Police, if it must discharge its constitutional duties of protecting lives and property.
Ohakim who spoke when he fielded question from Journalists at the Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, on his return from Abuja, after attending a meeting of Police Affairs Committee, said â€œthe Nigeria Police must be technologically driven to meet with modern trends of policing, especially as criminals operating in the country are getting more and more sophisticatedâ€.
He was of the opinion that the cardinal programmes of the Federal Government must be to ensure the protection of life and property of every citizen through the improvement of the services of the police personnel and by the police being properly equipped to carry out their job.
â€œThe Police Affairs Committee is poised to come up with a blueprint where the police would be improved in the areas of quality of personnel, training,Â provision of improved and adequate working materialsâ€, the Governor said.
Chief Ohakim said that government was aware of the growing sophistication of criminals, especially armed robbers and kidnappers across the country, adding that this had necessitated the urgent need to upgrade the police.