The Senate has mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to invite the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to suggest ways and means the country could actualise community policing.
The directive followed a motion on “The need to Post Junior Cadre of Nigeria Police Force to their States and Local Government to enhance community policing in Nigeria” sponsored by Ademola Adeleke.
While leading debate on the motion, Adeleke said that the Senate is concerned that government inconsistency in policy implementation had affected welfare of police personnel.
He said that the implication of the situation was that it was adversely affecting citizens in the society in terms of service delivery.
He stressed that it was desirous that the lower rank of Police Force should be posted to their respective states of origin to improve and impact positively on community policing.
In his remarks, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided at the plenary, urged police authorities to implement its idea of enhancing community policing in the country.