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Removal of Roadblocks Reduced Corruption By 80 Per cent – IG

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that the dismantling of roadblocks had reduced corruption in the police by 80 per cent.

Abubakar made this known when he presented the Nigerian Police Force Scorecard in Asaba on Saturday.

He said corruption thrives in the country because the people want to cut corners and are disparate and that the police had dismissed thousands of its officers in the past one year for corruption-related issues.

“The essence of roadblocks is for a temporary arrest of crime and as soon as this is done it is dismantled, this is the situation in other countries of the world. Removing roadblocks in Nigeria has reduced corruption in the police by 80 per cent,” Abubakar said.

The police chief also called for support from members of the society, to enable it succeed in its task of crime fighting by being law abiding citizens.

He noted that obeying the law helps to reduce bribery and corruption, adding that the force was making efforts to transforming the Nigerian Police for the better.

He added that the police had purchased no fewer than 2000 vehicles and some helicopters for crime fighting and arrangements are on to procure at least two helicopters for each of the six geopolitical zones.

Abubakar said also that the police was partnering with sister agencies to achieve the organisational goal of providing security for Nigerians and that the partnership was yielding result.

He said that despite the challenges of Boko Haram in the North, kidnapping, armed robbery and other related-crime had reduced.

On the issue of welfare for officers, the police boss said that the force would complete 2,250 housing units in Abuja for officers and men by the end of December.

He said the police authorities were conscious of the fact that for the policemen to be efficient, their welfare must be taken serious, adding that the police needed good salary and other welfare packages to encourage them to remain focused when performing their duties.

Abubakar said the force had secured a mandate to pull out of the general pension fund administration as it could now administer and operate its own pension funds.

“We also ensure that our officers and men are insured because of the challenging job they do,” he added.

Removal of Roadblocks Reduced Corruption By 80 Per cent - IG

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that the dismantling of roadblocks had reduced corruption in the police by 80 per cent.

Abubakar made this known when he presented the Nigerian Police Force Scorecard in Asaba on Saturday.

He said corruption thrives in the country because the people want to cut corners and are disparate and that the police had dismissed thousands of its officers in the past one year for corruption-related issues.

"The essence of roadblocks is for a temporary arrest of crime and as soon as this is done it is dismantled, this is the situation in other countries of the world. Removing roadblocks in Nigeria has reduced corruption in the police by 80 per cent," Abubakar said.

The police chief also called for support from members of the society, to enable it succeed in its task of crime fighting by being law abiding citizens.

He noted that obeying the law helps to reduce bribery and corruption, adding that the force was making efforts to transforming the Nigerian Police for the better.

He added that the police had purchased no fewer than 2000 vehicles and some helicopters for crime fighting and arrangements are on to procure at least two helicopters for each of the six geopolitical zones.

Abubakar said also that the police was partnering with sister agencies to achieve the organisational goal of providing security for Nigerians and that the partnership was yielding result.

He said that despite the challenges of Boko Haram in the North, kidnapping, armed robbery and other related-crime had reduced.

On the issue of welfare for officers, the police boss said that the force would complete 2,250 housing units in Abuja for officers and men by the end of December.

He said the police authorities were conscious of the fact that for the policemen to be efficient, their welfare must be taken serious, adding that the police needed good salary and other welfare packages to encourage them to remain focused when performing their duties.

Abubakar said the force had secured a mandate to pull out of the general pension fund administration as it could now administer and operate its own pension funds.

"We also ensure that our officers and men are insured because of the challenging job they do," he added.
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