“We will do something about the institution” – President Goodluck Jonathan promises during Unscheduled Visit to Nigerian Police College, IkejaPosted on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at 4:02 AM
By Adeola Adeyemo
Following the series of video reports by Channels Television on the deplorable conditions of the Nigerian Police College, Ikeja in Lagos, President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday paid a surprise visit to the college and promised to improve standards.
On his way to an ECOWAS meeting in the Ivory Coast, President Jonathan’s plane was diverted to Lagos where he made a stop at the police college in Ikeja.
Sources say that even his top aides and the police authorities were caught unawares by the unscheduled stop.
He expressed shock at the level of dilapidation at the foremost institute and queried the authorities of the college on the state of the institution. He demanded that the top brass explain these actions to which they had no sufficient answers. The President reportedly commenced an inspection of the college, starting with the student hostels where he discovered dilapidated conditions including no beds and toilets in the rooms.
“Will do something about the institution”, Channels TV quoted the President as saying. His prompt response to the TV documentary has been lauded by many. Photo Credit: SaharaReporters