The Chairman, Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF), IGP. Suleiman Abba, has threatened to pull down dilapidated Police barracks.
Abba, during his tour of Police Barracks in Ijeh and Police College in Lagos stated that the Police Trust Fund will not hesitate to demolish Police barracks that are in distress and below habitable standard for Policemen nationwide.
During his assessment of Ijeh Barrack on the Lagos Island, he said “What I’m seeing today is a dilapidated barracks…if not that I dont have where to put them today, I would have relocated them (policemen), knocking down one, two and rebuild them (barracks) to a human habitable status”.
He bemoaned lack of water, leaking roofs in almost all the barracks.
He equally promised to “renovate the barracks that are still good to a human habitable status, with the provision of modern toilets, flowing water, safe roofs where water will no longer leak into rooms, safe electricity, that’s what a policeman deserves”, he emphasized.
The erstwhile Inspector General of Police, evaluated the state of dilapitation of Ije Barracks at Obalende area, Mopol 20 Police Barracks and the Police College at Ikeja.
He further emphasised that the present President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has deemed it fit to unprecedentedly initiate the Trust Fund in order to improve and place the Nigeria Police ahead of her global counterparts especially in the areas of trainings, welfare, logistics and a host of others, for a more efficient security service in the Country.This recieved an applause from policemen who interfaced with him during his tour of police facilities.