5 January, 2013
* It’s a must win war – Jonathan
President Good luck Jonathan has
assured of the determination of his
administration to tackle terrorism.
Addressing graduands of the Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, on Saturday, Jonathan, who was represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo, stated: “It is extremely imperative that all efforts and resources be deployed towards the achievement of the primary constitutional mandate of provision of security of lives and property.”
He added, “In so doing, it is necessary
that while we procure the necessary
technology and infrastructures, we must not lose sight of the fact that the most viable asset available is human resources”.
The President stressed that it is in line with this that the Federal Government recruited 9,000 soldiers into the Nigerian Army recently to boost manpower.
Jonathan charged the graduating cadet officers to use the skill acquired during the 19 months course to boost the fight against crime and terrorism.
Speaking also at the occasion, the
Inspector General of Police (IGP),
Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, tasked the graduands to translate into action the skill acquired while the training lasted, just as he charged them to reposition for effective service delivery.
‘’Our mission and vision is to promote a combat ready police force that will tackle the daunting security challenges confronting the nation.”
The Chairman, House of Reps Committee, Police Affairs, Usman Bello Kumo, who also spoke at the event, called for increase in the funding of the police to assist them live up to their responsibility. Kumo assured that the National Assembly will provide the legal framework to fast-track the reformation of the police, adding that policing is a collective responsibility.