20 % of police personnel are lazy – AIG

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Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Mr. Rasheed Olatunde Akintunde, has disclosed that the police hierarchy was taking measures to address issues of indolence and poor output among the officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force.
Akintunde, who made this known yesterday during a familiarisation visit to Bayelsa state Police Command, said study by the Police headquarters had shown that slightly over 20 per cent of police personnel in security formations were active and working.
“Study showed that only 20 per cent of policemen are working in formations. A DPO may come and identify those 20 per cent and work with them. If those 20 per cent score high in hard work, it may not reflect because of others’ indolence,” he said.
The AIG disclosed that the police would soon introduce measures to ensure that the other 80 per cent complement the hard work of the active personnel.
Akintunde, who was in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital as part of his tour of Edo, Delta and Bayelsa, noted that the police force is not meant for lazy, mischievous and unprofessional persons, “there is no other job better than the Police.
“If you move out, a policeman with only whistle can stop anyone irrespective of the position. That is when you will know that this job is the best.
“Police force is not for lazy persons. A police personnel may be called at anytime and any hour of the day. Your uniform must be ready by your side. He must be professional and know what he is doing. The police job is not for lazy persons with doubtful character. And it is easy because record keeping has made the job easy.”
Earlier in his welcome address, the Bayelsa state Commissioner of Police, Don Awunah, said though the prevailing crimes in the state were that of crime of passion, armed robbery, kidnapping and sea piracy, “the performance index has shown that the state ranks low among crime infested states.


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