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FG Is Not Committed To Ending Nigeria’s Security Problems – Wike

Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has come out to say that the Inspector General of Police is posting Commissioner of Police into the State for political patronage rather than competence.

He recently revealed this via a statement by his media assistant, Kelvin Ebiri, after he (Wike) led the Chief Whip of the Nigeria Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, former Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen and other dignitaries on project inspection tour in Port Harcourt and ObioAkpor Local Government Areas of Rivers State.

According to him, it is very sad to see how competence and genuine efforts at fighting criminality and insecurity in the country are undermined by political inference in the posting of Commissioners of Police.

He added that this handling of important issues like insecurity makes it hard for him to partner with the Federal Government often, especially because they are clearly not committed to solving the security challenges in the country.

His words “Why should the Inspector General of Police grant such demand of posting a CP to compromise competence. There is so much insecurity in Nigeria. There are killings everywhere and they (APC) told Nigerians that they will solve the problem.”

“But the problem is not being solved. They appoint Commissioner of Police (CP) based on patronage. A politician from my state will go to see the Inspector General of Pollce and ask him to give him a CP.”

“And the IG will not post CP based on competence to fight crime but based on the fact that the man in the party says he wants so and so person.”

“When the person comes, will he fight insecurity? No. That’s the problem we have in this country today. How can I partner with such a government? A government that will not do things based on competence.”

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