Words: Ihegazie Hope Chidinma
The Senate Tuesday called on the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Idris to intervene in the deteriorating condition of the police college located at Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial district, Mpigi Barinada made this call on Tuesday on the floor of the Senate in a motion he sponsored. Where he said, the deteriorating status of police college located at Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State and its implication to rising insecurity in the state.
Barinada explained that the police college which serve for the training of police officers from across the nation has become a hot bed of cult violence, insecurity and militancy involving security agencies and it has been abandoned, now at the brink of collapse.
He said, “the police college has been allowed to deteriorate virtually in all areas of its status that if measured vis-a-vis its projected function, it is close to zero.
“With the present state of the college, instead of being ready to train quality police officers, or prime to check and combat insecurity, law and order in Tai LGA and the entire Rivers State and the Nation in general has itself become an urgent public security concern.
“This situation makes it imperative that the ugly decaying status of the college must be arrested timely and reversed for improved security of Rivers State and our Nation in general”.
He further disclose that the college has been left with ram-shackled building, un-inhabitable environment, poor staffing management and other facilities that makes the college unfit habitation for police training and inadequate.
He therefore urged the Nigerian Police Service Commission to take adequate measures and inventory of police college in the Nation to ensure that in all ramifications the standard meets acceptable global limits to restore it go to acceptable and fit environment with office building facilities.