Emmanuel Inyang, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Training and Development, on Wednesday said plans are ongoing to enable police personnel own residential houses before they retire from the force. Inyang disclosed this in Sokoto State during a workshop organized for officers of the state Command. He said the scheme was a collaborating effort between the Nigeria Police Force Cooperative Society, Federal Mortgage Bank and private developers. The DIG stated that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has placed emphasis on the welfare of police personnel in the country to enhance their productivity. He added that the houses would be provided on owner-occupier basis. While stressing that the workshop was to reduce cases of brutalization and other forms of human rights violations by officers, Inyang urged the citizens to cooperate with the security operatives. “I am appealing to the members of the public to cooperate and assist the police in its assigned task of protection of life and property, detection and prevention of crime as well as the maintenance of law and order,” the DIG said.
- Bola Kougbe