2023 Presidency: “I Will Withdraw Police Escorts From VIPs”, Tinubu Assures
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says if elected next year, he would reform the Nigerian Police Force.
Tinubu said he would free police officers from being security orderlies for Very Important Personalities.
He added that police officers on such duties would be replaced by officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
This is contained in the presidential candidate’s 80-page policy document that highlights his eight-point agenda.
As stated in the manifesto, Tinubu’s agenda include national security, economy, agriculture, power, oil and gas, transportation and education.
On police reform, Tinubu said his government would focus on positioning the Force to better deliver its responsibilities.
“We shall boost the public confidence in the Nigeria Police Force and other internal security agencies by increasing recruitment and providing high-tech, non-lethal equipment with corresponding manpower development schemes.
“Police reform will be focused on positioning the institution to better deliver on its primary duties of community policing and maintaining law and order through crime fighting and prevention.
“Police personnel will be freed from extraneous duties such as VIP security and guard duties. VIP Security and provision of security for government buildings, installations and other critical assets will be transferred to The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. The NSCDC shall be evaluated and reformed to be better integrated with our internal security apparatus,” Tinubu said.
The former governor of Lagos also promised to continue the massive Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration.
To provide jobs for the youths, Tinubu promised huge investments in sports, entertainment and culture, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.