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Insecurity: Gbajabiamila names inadequate equipment as bane of Police

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The Speaker of House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the major challenge facing the Nigeria Police in the current insecurity bedevilling the country is lack of adequate and modern equipment to prosecute the war.

Represented by Hon Lynda Ikpeazu, Gbajabiamila said Nigeria could not afford to be losing Police personnel in a war they are not fully equipped to contain. He spoke, last Friday, at the inauguration of Course 2 participants 2021 of the National Institute for Police Studies at the institute in Jabi, Abuja.

He said: “We all know that right now in Nigeria is not the best of times for us. There are lots of security challenges. My point is that all lives matter. For you to do your job well, you must be properly equipped. I would like to say on behalf of the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, Chairman of the House Committee on Police Affairs and the House of Representatives that we will always be ready to support you…

“If people are not well equipped, there is no way you can send them out there to go and fight and be killed. So, it becomes the responsibility of the Police and the IPG to let us know where we can come in as legislators…”

Senate Committee Chairman on Police Affairs, Senator Haliru Jika, who represented President of Senate, Ahmed Lawan, congratulated the institute’s Director General, Professor Olu Ogunsakin, for putting in his expertise and professionalism to ensure things work.

He challenged the graduating officers to know that their opinions and interpretations matter, though what matters most is the action they take to make the world a safer place.

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