Yet Another Committee – FG Sets Up 11-Man Committee to Probe Police Colleges’ Rot

In the Federal Government’s characteristic mode of setting up committees to probe almost every problem in the nation, it has set up an 11-man committee to probe the rot in Police Colleges.

This is coming after the Channels TV documentary which exposed the deplorable conditions in the Nigerian Police College, Ikeja, Lagos.

As reported by The Nation, the committee will ascertain the amount of money appropriated for the Police to renovate and upgrade the Police institutions between 2009 and 2012 and has one week to submit its report.

The team will will be headed by the Director, Special duties in the Police Affairs Ministry. Other members of the committee are: Rep. of NPF-Vice Chairman; Director, Finance and Account-Member; Director, PID-Member; Director, PSD-Member; 3 Nos. Representatives of NPF-Member; Legal Adviser-Member; Head of Budget Division-Member; Head of Internal Audit-Member; Head of External Audit-Member and Secretary-PRS.

According to the report, the committee’s term of reference are:

•To ascertain the amount of funds appropriated by the Federal Government of Nigeria to the NPF for renovations/upgrade of the Nigeria Police Institutions between 2009 and 2012 and total donations received in the period under review.
•To examine the budget proposed/appropriated by NPF for the Training Institutions between 2009 and 2012
•To verify the utilisation of the appropriation to the NPF for the upgrade of facilities in the following Police Training Institutions.
-Detective College Enugu;
-PMF Training Schools Gwoza and
-Illa Oragun, ATS Training School, Nonwa Tai;
-Police Colleges Ikeja, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Oji-River, PTS Iperu.
•To ascertain if the Heads of the NPF Formations were regularly updating the NPF Management on the conditions of the Institutions between 2009 – 2012 and what actions were taken by the Management of NPF sequel to such;
•To examine the design and capacity of the institutions vis-à-vis the current number of intakes;
•To examine the current condition of infrastructure in all the NPF training institutions and make appropriate recommendations to Government;
•To consider any other matter relevant.

Most Nigerians are however not too happy with the news as they expected a more direct approach to solving this problems. Their grievance is premised on the fact that hundreds of committees have been set up to solve various problems in the nation without producing tangible results.

The Channels TV documentary was a startling revelation of the deplorable conditions in the Nigerian Police College, Lagos. Shortly after it was aired, President Goodluck Jonathan made an unscheduled visit to the College and many thought immediate steps would be taken to upgrade facilities at the College. It is hoped those steps would still be taken to  correct the situation there and in other Police Colleges and training schools nationwide.

14 Comments on Yet Another Committee – FG Sets Up 11-Man Committee to Probe Police Colleges’ Rot
  • Sparkle January 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Which one is committee again? Will there ever be an end to setting up of committees over every issue in this country. *SMH* Mr President is completely confused.

  • Sexxie January 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Why are some of the committee members from NPF? I think it should have been NPF free. I’d liken this to asking a band of thieves to investigate their last operation. FG should wake up already!

  • Teris January 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

    so i’m thinking: maybe Channels shud “torchlight” other sectors that need improving, too. apparently, oga’s ppl are shielding him from the realities on the streets but, praises be, he watches the news.

  • Temizzy January 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

    OOOOhhh please tell me am dreaming, another committee

  • Okechukwu Ofili January 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

    see what happens when we speak up…instead of saying nothing can be done and just be suffering. Thank good for Channels.

    • linabella January 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      wait okey u actually think this stupid committee will make a difference? i beg shine your eyes, i expected a more sensible answer from you. ah-ah, am not pessimistic about nigeria ever improving, but the fact is that this committee will become another avenue for these kleptocrats to keep take from us. Daniel wilson recently said Jonathan is the image of the nigerian state, and he is right, our president is a hopeless, weak, corrupt, infact just flat ass horrible individual and if that is how nigeria is perceived, then i dont see anything improving, unless we get people with ethics and moral in government, until every public officer is forced to stay in the country and utilize the horrible healthcare system they have in place for us the gullible citizens. Infact okey am disappointed you bought into this rubbish committee idea, because i know there are so many naija youths as optimistic as you, and the sad part is hope without action kills slowly.

  • Missy January 25, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Goodluck Ebele Johnathan is the poster child for FOOLISh.
    The man is a nincompoop!

  • pynk January 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

    haha at asking theives to reveal other thieves. CHannels needs stuff like “7 on your side” investigatvie reporting segment. They’ll get a lot of viewings and help expose government and private thieves alike.

  • nmaaa January 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I seriously think this is the kind of investigative journalism that Nigeria media should be doing .I am honestly tired of opening up a newspaper especially this day and you see praises heaped on politicians left right and center one had the guts to publish a happy birthday message to James Ibori the thief serving prison sentence in UK

  • heeba January 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    if the people at the helm of affairs cannot do their Job then SACK them!!! What is the essence of them being there and not able to perform then he will use government funds to set up commitees and pay them …i dont understand this????????Someone anyone please help NIGERIA.Every sector/ministry/parastatal will have commitees and if those commitees do not perform he will another set up sub-commitee.This country is a Big Joke our leaders are the clowns and we are the audience mshewww…………………

  • Temitope Adewoye January 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Ok thumbs up to Channels tv but err do we need another commitee? Can’t someone be held accountable.

  • pade January 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    No be all these people dey the force wey things deteriorate like this, thought Jona would have fired them all.
    Obviously he lacks ideas

  • x factor January 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Clueless Leadership……….We look forward to another committee that will review the report of this committee before making recommendations; another committee will now be set up to review the recommendations of the review committee and then the report will await presidential review…..and then IG will retire and then 2015 will come and elections will hold and the ‘recommendations from the reviewed report awaiting review’ will be swept under the carpet and the cycle goes on………………the effect of course will be ‘unbaked’ police personnel who will continue to propagate the principles of extortion and injustice, men and women who will lack the tact to combat Boko haram and other related security threats/challenges …………….

  • BeeT January 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Yet another way to spend money unnecessarily; after all, Committee will be paid for every sitting. When are we ever going to get it right in this country? Does this man have advisers at all? Ah!!!

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