President Muhammadu Buhari, has commissioned the Nigeria Police National Command and Control Centre (NPF-C4i) and the first phase of the Nigeria Police Crime and Incident Data Base (NPC & IDB) Centre at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The President also commissioned the newly acquired 139 Hilux patrol vehicles including 46 Police Smart Surveillance (CCTV Camera-on-the Move) vehicles, 11 Tactical Operations vehicles fitted with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment; nine Armoured Personnel Carriers; five Troop Carriers and seven Anti-Riot Water Cannon Trucks.
Speaking at the event yesterday, President Buhari commended the police for investing in technologies and infrastructure to combat crimes. He, however, urged the leadership of the force to avoid complacencies in the efforts towards ridding the country of crimes.
“Security of lives and property of Nigerians is a constitutional obligation.
Hence this remains a top priority in the agenda of our administration, and the police are central to the process of meeting this obligation.
“I have always prioritised the police as a critical agency in the internal security architecture of our country.Despite successes recorded, I charge the police leadership to avoid complacencies in the efforts towards ridding the country of crimes,” the President said. Speaking further, Buhari reiterated the position of his administration to ensure a motivated police force, adding: “My vision is to bequeath our nation a legacy of reformed, modernised, fully equipped and a highly motivated police force that is re-orientated to the virtues of professionalism, respect of rule of law.
“In cognisance of that, I approved the readjustment of police emoluments as well as the recruitments of 10,000 extra police personnel on an annual basis to motivate and enhance the manpower of the force.”