Usman Baba,the Inspector General of police appeared before the house of representatives committee on police affairs on the 30th of June, Wednesday and stated that;
“The force is working really hard to provide better security in the country so Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed.”
In his statement;
“We are here to interact with the chairman and his members in the House of Representatives who are also piloting the affairs of the Nigerian police to discuss ways and means of making our job easier and better, and also understand ourselves that we are all working towards the same goal to bring betterment in policing so that Nigerians can go about their lawful businesses, Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed, Nigerians can enjoy better security and better movement in this country.
We are also committed to giving our best in terms of providing the desired leadership to the police personnel in this country.
We are grateful for what we have seen so far as a level of commitment from the ninth assembly towards making our job better, and by extension, making Nigerians to benefit from better security management.”
Mr. Bello Kumo, chairman of the house committee on police affairs, also added;
“The essence of this meeting is to communicate to the Nigerian police and indeed Nigerians that this ninth assembly under the able leadership of the right honorable Femi Gbajabiamila and the team we are not only committed, we are resolute as to giving Nigeria the best police and the best structure that can police this country.”
“There is no better time than now. Look at the mood of the nation. It is pertinent at this point for all of us to come together to cross-fertilise ideas, look outside the box, and see how to police this country effectively.
“I want to use this medium to congratulate the IGP officially, but to equally implore the Nigerian police management that the task ahead is a very herculean one.”