The Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, says the Ministry was reintroduced by President Muhammadu Buhari, to strengthen the Nigeria Police, to meet global standards as well as be more efficient.
The Minister stated this when the members of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ) , Sokoto State Council , paid him a congratulatory visit in Sokoto State North West Nigeria.
Mr Dingyadi said that, the President saw the need to reintroduce the Ministry, so as to assist the Officers and Men of the Nigeria Police, to synergize with the other security agencies , to effectively combat all forms of crimes in the country.
“This is our assignment and we will pursue with all the required vigour. We will assist them to fight all crimes.
“We will also soon map out our blueprint to assist the President to stem the tide of crimes. The Nigeria Police will be adequately reequipped.
“While according top priority to training and retraining, we will also ensure the proper motivation and welfare of the Officers and Men of the Nigeria Police , to make them more productive,” the Minister said.
He further disclosed that, the payment of pensions and gratuities would be given due attention to ensure every retired Police received entitlement as and when due.
The Minister also said the ongoing recruitment of ten thousand police men was on course and that the gesture would be routinely sustained.
He added that the Ministry will also prioritize community policing, adding,” it is important to have peace and security in all communities across the nation”.
Mr Dingyadi also appealed to Nigerians to always consider the Police as their friends and give them the necessary support and credible intelligence reports for necessary action.
The Minister commended the members of the Chapel for the invaluable gesture and gave the assurance that, the existing cordial relationship between them would be sustained.