Usman Baba, the Inspector General of Police, has begun work to renovate, demolish, and rebuild dilapidated structures in police barracks in Nigeria.
CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, revealed this to journalists on the sidelines of Kemsan Acres Global Ltd’s fourth anniversary dinner/award night in Ibadan.
Adejobi was responding to the recent collapse of a building at the Police Barracks in Sango, Ibadan, as well as numerous dilapidated structures strewn across the country’s police barracks.
He stated that the IGP has devised ways to ensure that police officers and their families live comfortably and in a suitable environment.
The Force Public Relations Officer described the situation at the police barracks in Sango, Ibadan, as “very unfortunate,” adding that attempts were being made to resolve it.
“In fact, there are some of them that we are thinking of demolishing outrightly. The IGP is discussing with the Police Trust Fund and relevant MDAs – Ministry of Police Affairs.
“At times, there is no how we want to have adequate and proper renovation of police barracks without having interventions.
“So, the IGP has taken the bull by the horn to make sure that we access most of these things and discuss with relevant MDAs to see what we can do,” he said.
Adejobi, also said that IGP had in the last 18 months renovated some and built no fewer than 125 new police stations with adjoining standard barracks