The Senate on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi and his Interior counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, over the deteriorating conditions of police colleges across the country.
The Senate sent the invitation to the ministers after the consideration of a motion sponsored by Senator Barinada Mpigi, of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers South East and nine others during plenary.
It also urged the Inspector- General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to as a matter of urgent national security intervene in the deteriorating condition of the Police College in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.
In its resolution, the Senate also urged the Police Service Commission (PSC) to take adequate measures and inventory of police colleges in the country to ensure that the standard meets acceptable global limits for efficient policing.
In his motion, Mpigi, while highlighting the role of the police in the provision of security, noted that the establishment of police colleges was for the purpose of training effective police officers for the prevention and detection of crimes.
He said, “The Police College, existing in Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State, established for the training of police officers across the nation, had been virtually abandoned and at the brink of collapse. Poor staffing management and other facilities make the college unfit for habitation.”
The lawmaker warned that the poor state had made the college to become a dilapidated facility that lowers the morale of trainees..