‘I will no longer tolerate non-performance’ Jonathan tells the police
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said that he would no longer tolerate non-performance and indolence on the part of the Nigerian Police Force “which has led to shoddiness in the discharge of their duties.”
The President said this at the inauguration of the Parry Osayande Presidential Committee on the reform of the Police Force at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mr Jonathan, who spoke through Vice President Namadi Sambo, said the usual non¬chalant attitude by the police would no longer be tolerated and charged them to sit up and be alive to their responsibilities.
He asked the police to evolve ways of contending and stopping the “ever increasing tactics and antics of criminals in our society.”
He said the “time has come when the whole force should be re-examined and re-organised for efficiency and effectiveness.”
According to the President, the concern of government is to redress the rot in the police force and reposition it in a way it would be able to perform its constitutionally-assigned roles of timely detection and prevention of crime.
In his response, Mr Osayande admitted that the image of the police had descended to a point of indignity especially in the glaring failure of the police to discharge its expected functions and roles, which has led to high crime and miscarriage of justice.
He assured the government that the committee would do everything humanly possible to reverse the trend and expressed satisfaction with the determination of the government to turn things around for the Nigeria Police force.
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