NIGERIA Police Force has concluded arrangements to establish a police training college in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Speaking when he met with Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed in Government House, Ilorin, at the weekend, the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar said that work on the proposed college would commence in the next two months, adding that the strategic location of the state in the country informed its choice.
When he met with officers and men of Kwara State police command, the acting IGP expressed his preparedness to stamp out corruption in the police force.
“I have publicly stated that this administration is set to usher in an era of commitment, determination, uprightness, discipline, dedication to duty, selfless service, among the ranks and file of the Nigeria Police Force. I have also stated that we shall fight crimes and criminality in all its ramifications.
“These things however cannot be achieved in the face of the endemic corruption that has eaten deep into the fabrics of our work force. They cannot be achieved if we do not improve on our relationship with members of the public.
“Above all however, there is no way our visions can see the light of the day unless we completely change our general attitude to work which presently falls far below minimum standards.
“With the level of insecurity in our country and the persistent threats to lives and property, the Nigeria Police Force needs to re-awaken the spirit that has made the Force proud in yesteryears and rise to the challenge of securing our homeland against attacks, crime and all forms of criminality.”