The Federal Government has reaffirmed its commitment to support the Nigeria Police Force in tackling the menace of criminals in the country.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, made this known while laying the foundation of the Police Crime and Incident Data Base Centre in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Professor Osinbajo challenged the police to step up the fight against criminals, saying the government remains committed to reducing crime to its barest minimum.
He also expressed government’s preparedness to build a police force that the international community would look up to, adding that the necessary equipment and welfare packages would be provided for staff of the force.
On their parts, the acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, and the Project Consultant, Mr Kenneth Ekeke, explained the benefits of the centre.
They sated that the centre, when completed, would provide digital crime fighting facilities and accessibility to a one-stop data bank aimed at professionally profiling criminal elements with a view to changing the phase of crime data management in the Police Force.