IGP begs Jonathan to fix dilapidated police barracks

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to assist in the rehabilitation of many dilapidated police barracks across the country.
The police boss spoke yesterday at the commissioning of 80 units of 4 bedroom flats named after late Inspector Sunday Badang in Lugbe Abuja.
Late sergeant Sunday Badang who died in an explosion in February 2012, whilst trying to defuse an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Kaduna, was promoted Inspector posthumously.
According to the IGP: “I make this appeal bearing in mind the dilapidated status of most police barracks across the country and the fact that these owner-occupier facilities cannot take the place of barrack accommodation.”
He added that: “the acute accommodation problem of the police can be solved only by an aggressive intervention by the federal government.”
The IGP explained that the housing estate was initiated by the police cooperative society with development partners and completed buildings are delivered to interested police officers and men.
He further said the cost of the building is paid through the National Housing Fund loans which the Force accesses from the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.
Commissioning the Housing Estate, Vice President Namadi Sambo who represented President Goodluck Jonathan commended the police management team on the Housing initiative and called on other security agencies to emulate the police.
He also said: “We shall continue to provide necessary support infrastructure aimed at improving efficiency and welfare of the police force.”

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