“We will do something about the institution” – President Goodluck Jonathan promises during Unscheduled Visit to Nigerian Police College, Ikeja

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

22 Comments on “We will do something about the institution” – President Goodluck Jonathan promises during Unscheduled Visit to Nigerian Police College, Ikeja
  • Let them say January 19, 2013 at 7:12 am

    That’s a good start.

  • Tosin January 19, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I just had a dream this morning about being back in boarding school with all the dirt and filth. These pictures are worse.
    Glad the prez went there before it got dressed up for the camera.

  • Eunice January 19, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Now, that is what we are talking about. Leadership.

  • Triangle January 19, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Salute to the People’s President. God continue to lift you.

  • Temitope January 19, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    In anoda report, he said it is a smear campaign to tarnish the Nigerian govt? How is it a smear campaign, for crying out loud? Initially wen i read this i was happy bcos sometin will obviously be done about t he state of Nigerian Police Officers. But to say its a smear campaign is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.

  • timi January 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I hope this is not the end of this.Remember diezani crying at ore benin road,Her tears still fill potholes there as i type.

    • ms sexy January 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm

      our leaders dont like us – simple
      because i know there’s a chunk of budget that goes into police affairs
      where is the money and the goats behind d disbursement????

  • babycute January 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    eye service

  • john January 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    African governments need to protect their own people from bomb. It is the height of bad governance. Accountability is specially needed here.

  • Winny January 19, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Famous words “We will do something about the institution” lets hope those words comes to fruition Mr President.

  • Fatima January 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Good start mr president! Most of the caretakers of government schools often keep the money for personal uses rather than innovating the facilities.

  • ajikegold January 19, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    ‘we will do something about the institution…” do you people actually believe him

    • i no send January 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      yes i believe him..keep hope alive

  • Kenny January 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Jonathan should make good good deed his words” we will do something about the institution…” and start prosecuting all the past inspector genearls of police that have siphoned the money meant for police welfare. Shame on all the police IGs. Kudos to Channel TV for this good work exposing this shameful atrocity that has been going on for too long. Why won’t police officers be thiefs in this condition. Nigeria, expect more of this in the future. This is not a witch hunt.

  • HABBA January 20, 2013 at 12:02 am

    lol! lies!! in 2 years this place would look exactly the same!! mchew! i cant believe Nigerians still have faith in their hopeless leaders! corruption is in our blood!

    • Ross January 26, 2013 at 3:47 am

      And if it changes will you be back here to apologise?

  • faith January 20, 2013 at 4:20 am

    Even police staations r in very bad states…what happened to d money dat was allocated to maintainiNg these collages n stations.yeye govt…

  • iamfascinating January 20, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Hmmn. Afi “Something about it” na.


  • Anon January 20, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    It took Channels to bring it to his attention? Deadbeat politicians are still sleeping on the job.

  • aby January 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    we will do something…..work should have started same day haba.dis is bad

  • femmelounge January 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    wow! the place looks really horrible. sad

  • Anony January 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Johnattan should be ashamed of himself. So it took Channels Tv to report about it before he visited the place.

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