Lawmaker Calls For Proper Funding Of Nigeria Police


The 2-term ex Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Seriake Dickson has called for proper funding of the Police to enhance its operational efficiency.

Senator Dickson,  who is representing Bayelsa West (PDP) in the National Assembly made this known in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba in Abuja on Friday.

Mba explained that the former Bayelsa Governor made the assertion when he paid a solidarity visit to the Acting Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba.

He called for a cessation of all forms of criminal attack on police and government infrastructure in the country.

The lawmaker congratulated the new Police boss on his appointment as the 21st indigenous I-G and commended the Nigeria Police for doing their best in the face of daunting welfare and operational challenges.

Responding, the IGP Baba commended the Senator and pledged that the  force would remain committed and unwavering in its task of protecting lives and property in spite of the numerous challenges.