Friday, January 25, 2013

President Jonathan Sets up 11-Member Committee to Probe Funding of Police Colleges

President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday set up a committee to probe all monies received by the police, either through donations or appropriation for renovation and upgrade of its training institutions from 2009 to 2012.
The setting up of the committee came on the heels of the president’s visit last Friday to the Police College, Ikeja, which is in a state of decay because of prolonged neglect by successive administration.
It also coincided with a meeting in Abuja between the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (rtd), and Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, over the state of police training institutions.
The establishment of the committee and the president’s visit to the 73-year-old institution are the fallout of the footage of a documentary aired by Channels Television last week to draw attention to the decay in the college.

A statement from the presidency said the 11-member committee will be chaired by the Director, Special Duties with a representative of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) as vice-chairman.
Other members of the committee, which has until January 29 to submit its report are: Director, Finance and Accounts; Director, PID; Director, PSD; three representatives of NPF, legal adviser, Head of Budget Division, Head of Internal Audit, Head of External Audit and Secretary PRS.
The committee among other terms of reference will;

1) Ascertain the amount of funds appropriated by the Federal Government to the police for the renovation/upgrade of its training institutions between 2009 and 2012 and total donations received during the period.
2) To examine the budget proposed/appropriated to the NPF for the institutions between 2009 and 2012 as well as verify the utilization of the funds.

3) To verify the utilisation of the appropriation to the NPF for the upgrade of facilities in the following Police Training Institutions.
-Detective College Enugu;
-PMF Training Schools Gwoza and
-Illa Oragun, ATS Training School, Nonwa Tai;
-Police Colleges Ikeja, Kaduna, Maiduguri, Oji-River, PTS Iperu.
4) To ascertain if the Heads of the NPF Formations were regularly updating the NPF Management on the conditions of the Institutions between 2009 – 2012 and what actions were taken by the Management of NPF sequel to such.

5) To examine the design and capacity of the institutions vis-à-vis the current number of intakes.

6) To examine the current condition of infrastructure in all the NPF training institutions and make appropriate recommendations to Government.

7) To consider any other matter relevant.
In the meantime, Channels Television has postponed the launch of its intervention programme to mobilise assistance for the upgrade of the Police College, Ikeja.
The General Manager Operations (GMO) of Channels Television, Mr. Kayode Akintemi, explained that the postponement was done to get the involvement of every stakeholder who is essential in the rebuilding of the police academy.

1 comment:

  1. Enuf of these committee setting mr. president pls. get to the point for once.