IGP commissions ultra modern Police Station, says we will build this across Nigeria
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has commissioned a new ultra-modern model police station in the Madi area of the Ilorin metropolis, raising optimism that the structure would tame kidnapping in the metropolis.
Recall that parts of the Ilorin metropolis had recently witnessed attacks by kidnappers, especially the axis where the model Police station was sited at Oko Olowo area, Ilorin West local government area.
The IGP while speaking with journalists after commissioning the project in Ilorin on Tuesday, said that the edifice would bring policing closer to the people.
“The Police would work under a conducive environment in terms of the office environment, and decent accommodation and that would enable them to provide more services.
They would be here 24/7. Very close to the office is the house and vice versa. We expect there would be more dedication and more motivation. We expect that service delivery would be enhanced”, he said.
The IGP said that the structure would be replicated in many states of the federation, and added that the federal government would want to have the type of station in all parts of the country as a model.
Alkali, who said that the new model police station belonged to members of the public, added that the Police station is meant to serve humanity and provide security in the area, calling on stakeholders to support the improvement of the station.
In his address, the Kwara state commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, commended the IGP in the area of promotion, welfare, provision of logistics, discipline, teamwork, e-policing and digitalization of policing in the country, just as he called for the construction of more Police stations in the state.
“The construction of the New Model Police Stations across 36 states of the Federation including the federal capital territory (FCT) is one of the typical examples of the innovation the IGP has brought to bear on the Nigeria Police, in spite of inadequate funding of the Police due to the economic downturn in the country”, he said.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, at the event, said the state would benefit a lot from the Police station, adding that more allocation would be made available for all security agencies in the next budget of the state.
He commended the Inspector General of Police and the Police in the state and other security agencies on efforts at securing the state.