Governor ofImoState, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has commended the Nigeria Police for bracing up to the challenge of securing the lives and property of the people of the nation. He made this commendation when the Inspector-General of Police [IGP], Mohammed D. Abubakar paid him a courtesy call at the government House, Owerri.
Governor Okorocha decried the poor living conditions of the officers and men of the force and advised that the authorities of the Nigeria Police should liaise with the state governments in the 36 states of the federation on ways of improving their infrastructures in different states.
He enjoined the police authority to assist theImoStategovernment in its mission of establishing a fourth-tier government by re-invigorating the community policing services of the force.
The governor also asked the IG of police to grant the state government the approval to relocate the Imo State Police Command to a more spacious and befitting site.
He equally thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for adopting a more mature and resolute approach to the security challenges facing the country in present time, noting thatNigeriastrength lies on its unity and indivisibility.
Governor Okorocha enjoined the Police boss to re-introduce discipline and accountability in the rank and file of the service and also to adopt effective ways of appreciating efficient and gallant policemen and women.
Mr. Abubakar said he had come to Imo to re-evaluate and assess the security situation in Imo especially on the challenges of armed robbery and kidnapping.
He thanked theImoStategovernment for its numerous assistance to the force and pledged the reciprocation of such gesture by the police through effective security services.
He disclosed that the police authority is poised to stamp out the harassment and detention of innocent Nigerians and ensure justice and rule of law among the people.