A professional, Mr Chigozie Ubani
First of all, we have to agree that Nigeria is militarised, and so the police should be adequately funded. But when we say funding, it’s not just about throwing money into the force; it’s about building an intelligent, smart and sustainable police force. When you see the military all over the country, it shows that the police force is weak. The military should be in the barracks, and from there intervene in certain challenges or emergencies because their duty is to protect the territorial integrity of the nation. Today, the police are seen as a weak force in
Nigeria and that is not good for us. So, in 2020, I expect the government to build a stronger, intelligent, smart police. That can be done through training, retraining, capacity building and funding. The reason why some of us are calling for a stronger police is for the military to go back, retrain and build capacity to protect Nigeria from external aggression. We also have to raise our intelligence. The fact is that there are insecurity problems everywhere; several other countries are facing them. So, how you deal with yours is determined by the readiness of your military.