IGP: Why Nigeria Need Someone Other Than Ibrahim Idris -By Eze Onyekpere & Gregory Okere

opinionnigeria.com - 01-11

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The extant Nigerian security and law and order situation can be best described as a crisis, where the government has been unable to effectively secure lives and property. There are daily reports of killings and destruction of property across the federation. The principal civil security agency provided in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), (Constitution) is the Nigeria Police headed by an Inspector General (IGP). The IGP is charged with the supreme command of the Police and with the maintenance of public safety and order. The IGP is therefore the leader of the Nigeria Police and sets the tone for the success or failure of the Police in the discharge of their statutory duties. As a leader, he claims the credit for success as well as gets the blame for failure in the discharge of the duties of the Police.