By Kikelomo Ifekoya
The Lagos State Government has advised the Nigerian Police to go into Partnership with the Private sector to rebuild its dilapidated structures particularly, the Barracks.
This is to enable the force to have a befitting housing structures for its officers, its operations and to generate revenue through a well built and managed structures.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the advice while the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Nigeria Police Trust Fund, a Retired Inspector General of Police, Sulaiman Abba paid a courtesy call on him at
the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.
He explained that there were some massive dilapidated structures owned by the Nigeria police dotting the City of Lagos that could fetch the agency some revenue if they were well re-structured through Public Private Partnership arrangement.
Governor Sanwo-Olu who addressed the team of the Nigerian Police Trust Fund through the Deputy Governor Dr. Obafemi Hamzat who received the team on his behalf said that the government believed that the Nigeria Police would do better if they were well funded.
He therefore, pledged the Lagos State government’s support the Nigeria Police in its efforts at securing the lives and property in the state.
In an address, an Assistant Inspector General of Police, Adepoju Ilori who represented the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Nigerian Police Trust Fund, retired Inspector General of Police, Mr. Sulaiman Abba said plans were underway to pull down some dilapidated structures belonging to the police so as to provide a befitting offices and residence for police officers.
Mr. Abba stressed that some of the capital projects were expected to be carried out on Public Private Partnership arrangement.
The Nigeria Police Trust Fund was designed to provide funds for the training and retraining of the personnel of the Nigeria Police.