Sen. Isaac Alfa(PDP-Kogi)has stressed the need for the Federal Government to redouble efforts at fighting corruption and overhauling the Nigeria Police Force(NPF) for greater efficiency in protection of lives and property of Nigerians.
Alfa, a former Chief of Air Staff, gave the advice at a news briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said: “The police as constituted presently is not only undisciplined right down the line, police officers are inadequately trained.
“The Police Service Commission as presently constituted is absolutely powerless.
“If the Police is up and doing, we will not need the State Security Service to go after judges, we will not need the military to secure elections.
“Also, lawyers will not charge hundreds of millions or billions to compromise the judges who are representatives of Almighty God on earth.”
Alfa, who was recently reinstated in the senate after a three and half years of legal battle, said there was also need for “surgical operations in several areas if Nigeria is to achieve economic growth exponentially”.
According to him, his victory after a long battle is an indication that the country still has sincere and hardworking persons.
“My case went through 34 judges and I won 10 out of 11 judgments; with the only one won by my opponent reversed by the same Appeal Court.
“I never gave a Kobo to any Judge in my three and half years ordeal.
“I know that no system is perfect, but there are some Nigerian judges today that are absolutely incorruptible. God passed my case through many of them and may God bless them”.
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki swore-in Alfa on Tuesday to replace Sen. Ali Atai Aidoko who got sacked by the court barely three months to the end of the 8th National Assembly.
The lawmaker while expressing his appreciation to God for vindicating him at last, said he bore no grudge against anybody over his travails.
Alfa also thanked the senate leadership for upholding justice, saying “it has never been about what I can benefit personally from the Senate”.
“By the special grace of Almighty God, I rose to become the Chief of Air Staff, the largest in Africa, and one of the most operationally powerful today.
“I was a member of the Provisional Ruling Council which collectively was then number three after the Head of State and Chief of General Staff.
“So, Senate was a service to my people, bringing this large tribe to where it ought to stay.
“Yes, the battle to retain my mandate was not easy especially when I had to fund the litigation from my pocket with absolutely with no help from anywhere.
“Every politician knows that political litigation is not cheap. But I was determined so that my people’s decision must count whenever they decide to field their choice.
“This is so that nobody should come from outside by any other name to impose their decision on us.
“Now, my people feel liberated and are encouraged to insist on their choice as I have shown that with God on your side, the Judiciary will give you justice”, he said.
He expressed optimism that the country would work again if due attention is given to critical sectors of the economy, and productivity is maximised.