Police training institutions in decay – Mbu
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 22, 2015
The Federal Government has been urged to set up a special committee to visit police formations in the country.
Commandant, Police Staff College, Mr Joseph Mbu, made the call during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, in Jos on Sunday.
“Many projects in the training institutions have been abandoned,” Mbu said.
He stressed that the nation must invest more in the police force so as to get the best service from it and effect the change crucial for a better Nigeria.
“Nigerians want an improved police force in line with the change mantra, but the institutions that train the personnel are in a state of utter decay.”
He held that management and personnel of the police were doing a lot, and that officers on strategic courses in the college would feel more encouraged, for instance, if they were fed by the force.
“That gesture would give them the time to fully concentrate without distractions.
“The police profile is rising, but there is no need for course participants here to feed themselves; government should feed them to make them feel cared for and that will in turn ginger them to make more sacrifices for the nation.”
On the officers recently trained on strategic leadership and command by the PSC, he said they must be courageous and lead their teams like lions.
“I have often told the officers that a team of lions led by a sheep will behave like a sheep, while a team of sheep led by a lion will behave like a lion,” he said.