OSUN, Nigeria – A newly retired Assistant Inspector-General zone 11, Oluyemi Agunbiade has admitted that there is inefficiency in the police system in the country.
The ex AIG on Monday during his retirement ceremony in Osogbo City Stadium stated this while speaking with journalists.
He revealed that some people have hijacked the system of the Nigeria Police and it was affecting the development of policing in the country.
Agunbiade said that the effect of the EndSARS uncovered the inefficiencies of the police.
Agunbiade said, “I will ask her officers who are coming after us to put the fear of God first in all their approaches to anything. And not only that, they should try and learn the job, because the after-effect of EndSARS, was just telling us the inefficiency of the police.
”Efficiency only comes when you develop your capacity, your capability and your consistency when you have been hijacked by some mediocre person who has been put at the forefront of the police. I hope the ongoing police reform will rely on changing the whole system.
Agunbiade called on the Federal government to consider as priority, the welfare of serving officers and men saying, this, must be given greater and urgent attention.
“Training and re-training with an eye on developing capacity, capabilities, competence and best global practices must be emphasized. It is time to embrace technology in combating crime.
“It is my hope that our educators will include in the school curriculum beginning from the elementary class and higher classes, studies in citizenship, the valour of service as police officers, military service and in other para-military services. The police motto: “Police is your friend” must be imbibed by the public and the officers through their conduct.
“Serving as a police officer involves a lot of sacrifice and deprivation. At all times, officers must remember their calling and ensure that they are not distracted in the discharge of their duties,” he added.