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Nigeria Not Matured For State Police – IG



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Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has asked those agitating for state police to consider the “political maturity” of Nigeria.

Speaking at a meeting with governors in Abuja on Thursday, Idris said federal police system is the best for the country.

He appealed to the government to improve funding for the force and also appealed to the governors to support the passage of the Nigeria police trust fund bill before the national assembly.

“I sincerely believe that the federal police is still the best for the country and with improved funding the challenges of crime will be addressed,” Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, quoted him as saying.

“Those agitating for state police should consider the level of our political maturity.”

On the bill, he said: “Let me use this opportunity to appeal to your excellencies to prevail on your representatives at the national assembly to ensure the passage of the bill.

“It is my sincere belief that once the police trust fund bill is passed into law, the necessary finances required to effectively police the nation will be available.”

He said this would also reduce the pressure on the state governments in the funding of the police.

Idris said police officers in the country were one of the least paid security organisations in the world in spite of operating under the UN ratio of 1:400.

He added that with the current ratio of 1:602 the Nigeria police was operating far below the United Nation’s ratio.

“About 10,000 police officers have been recruited recently to fill the gap but this is still a far cry,” he said.

“To meet up with the UN ratio of 1:400, the Nigeria police requires additional 155,000 police officers for the next five years.”
He said a request to recruit 31,000 policemen had been sent to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval.

Idris said the current police management was making efforts to establish structures that would bridge the communication gap between the Police and members of the public.

Idris said one of such structures included the establishment of the Nigeria Police Broadcasting Service (NPBS).

“When commissioned, it will broadcast Nationwide on TV, Radio, online and the National Emergency Communication Command Control Centre (NEC4),” he said.

Assuring Idris of support, Abdul’Aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, said security was everybody’s business.

Governors had set up a six-man committee to look into the possibility of having state police

A public hearing on the Nigeria police trust fund was organised by the house of representatives committee on police affairs on July 1.

The bill seeks to provide alternative funding for the police.



  1. Jerom Chisom Paul

    July 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Unproductive irrelevant backward liabilities.

  2. Jerom Chisom Paul

    July 22, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Nigeria is not matured for human and infrastructural development after 100 years plus.

  3. Vincent Nnamdi Ibelegbu

    July 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm


  4. Cliff Osita Udeala

    July 22, 2017 at 3:20 pm


  5. Ogunbayo Olaniyi Michael

    July 22, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Bcos u know that all those #50 will be block by state police

  6. Ade Matthew

    July 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    You will never support it because that’s the end for you.

  7. Ajao Babatunde

    July 21, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Nigeria not ripe for anything.

  8. Mustapha Ahmad

    July 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    This is the gospel truth because once this is granted, the contending groups in the country will simply be utilizing the institution for the pursuit of a selfish interest.

  9. John Nwaeze

    July 21, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    50years of independence?. When will them be matured?.

  10. Obinna Okeke

    July 21, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I totally disagree with you. But that is not the case trending now. What is trending now is biafra

  11. Kenneth Ndubuisi

    July 21, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Dis z enof 4u 2 suport biafra nation as a matured country

  12. Ogunleye Ayodele

    July 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    The truth is always bitter. What he said is true. In the 60s when we have regional police the govt in power were using them against opposition parties, the public as well. The governors that clamouring for state police know what they are doing. They are not doing it for public interest but for their own personal interest. See what they did with bail money to pay workers salaries, with the first paris club refund. Its me & you that will suffer it. The sharia police you are talking about were only arresting poor people. If you like call me any name am ok with it.

  13. Nkanta Idara

    July 21, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Chop our moni alone

  14. John Onyekachi

    July 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Northern states are matured enough to have sharia police abi,,,OK,,we are watching the problems we have in this country.

  15. Okoli Godfrey Chimezie

    July 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Why is it north want to be stagnant? History said that they opposed Nigeria having Independence during colonial . Are you people human being at all? When do want State Police? When Month of February is 31st?

  16. Stanley Udeolisa Ibe

    July 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    this northern people.always against every positive move . regionalisation no. true fedralism no. restructure no. state police no. national conferb application no. divition noooo. get sense no way. What do u want. what are afraid of?.what nonsense is this. just say north is not matured. even in all things I.cluding leadership. dont involve all parts of Nigerian pls

  17. Wealthson God'swill Maduagwu

    July 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    He rather implies that this strategy of Islamic/Fulani Polocing of the whole subjugated Federation is never to be altered.

    Because we are not a Federal Republic nor are we a Democratic Governed state.

    This Totalitarian system of government will be incomplete with the introduction of civil liberties right to self policing of the member states.

  18. Evangelist Daniel Authority Ndubuisi

    July 21, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    educated aboki IG

  19. Alkali Dogo

    July 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Ofcourse not yet matured.

  20. Princechinedu Peters

    July 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    What an insult? Nigeria @57 is not matured? Ok na wen will nigeria get matured? Nigeria sory for wat this aboki is doin to u

  21. Kelechi Mbamalu

    July 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    So North is no longer part of Nigeria…Kano and Zamfra that have Sharia Police?

  22. William Ajah

    July 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    What did this Aboki know about maturity? In advance country it’s not the duty of a serving police officer to tell what the government should do, his duty is to suggest, there’s is this Aboki saying Nigeria is in mature for state policing, he knew how much enters into his account on monthly basis .

  23. Emmanuel Okwytus

    July 21, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    So laughably

  24. Paul Majah

    July 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Biafra is the solution

  25. Franklin Nweke

    July 21, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Nigeria is mature to call a country

  26. Lawrence Udeonu

    July 21, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    This man is stupid, you want your return to continue even when it involve human lives, may God punish you a million times. Stupid idiot

    • Oj Matthew Madukaego Ossai

      July 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      must u insult before making inputs? what is ur gain now…? Have u received alerts of increase to ur account? respect all for Christ-sake.

    • Lawrence Udeonu

      July 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      I have no apologies for my comment, at this man’s age can’t he be straight forward for once? I can insult anyone who wants to be stupid at will.

  27. Prince Obinna Ogbuka

    July 21, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Nigeria is not also matured to be a country.. ..

  28. Omotayo Jegede

    July 21, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    when will nigeria be ready or mature for state police now?

  29. Austine Obinna

    July 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Nigeria is a premature country everyone is aware of that

  30. Sadiq Ibrahim Sadiq

    July 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Those naughty politicians the use with this opportunities of police state to kill people

  31. Itz Prince Tony

    July 21, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    • Umar Farouk Balarabe

      July 21, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      U are a Nigerian man and u call Nigeria is a zoo even ur parent is a zoo or not?

  32. Innocent Obiechina

    July 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    because of your persnal intrest that we are not mature, even to be a country we are not mature too.

  33. Ndubuisi Morris

    July 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Nigeria the Baby country that will never grow…. We heard same story when GSM communication was being introduced to us, the same northern kick against it but now every Aboki and Mallam go around with their Nokia touch light phones…. Is this not evidence that the northern cabal will always leave Nigeria undeveloped, so that they can use that to make Nigeria feel they can’t amount to anything. Pls Biafra is my vision not State police in Nigeria.

  34. Obasi Signal

    July 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Lies everywhere

  35. Joseph Jsapphire

    July 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Nigeria is not matured for everything.

  36. Chibuzo Amadi

    July 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    His influence and ability to force the herdsmen on us will be drastically reduced. He wants their manipulations to mature .

  37. Obc Okeke

    July 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    The zoo

  38. Ajao Babatunde

    July 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Really ? Do you remember that we are not mature to be country too,yet we still together using trial and error methods. There is no better time than this.

  39. Emeka Wilfred

    July 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    So when will de be

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