IGP Usman Alkali Baba, the acting Inspector-General of Police who was recently named by the president in an acting capacity, has released his 12-point agenda. Throughout his time as police chief, he said, this served as a guideline for effective policing.
He presented a 12-point agenda, which is as follows:
1. Immediate dismantling of roadblocks across the federation.
2. Immediate withdrawal of officers attached to private citizens
3. Deduction of court awarded damages from the salary of any officer found to have abused human rights.
4. Immediate recruitment of 1,500 lawyers with litigation experience to be attached to each police division/area command. They are to provide legal advice and serve as police prosecutors.
5. Procurement and installation of video recording facilities in all investigation rooms of the Force.
6. Building new laboratories in 36 States and the FCT to analyze DNA, fingerprints, blood samples, body fluids, and so on.
7. Launching of Vehicle Procurement Scheme for police personnel in partnership with Innoson and PAN. (Officers to get a new car and pay off over ten-twenty years.)
8. Rapid rehabilitation and restructuring of Police Academies and curriculum.
9. Any interstate transfer of officers to be affected with the provision of transport and accommodation allowance.
10. Provision of two pairs of uniforms and boots for all personnel, annually.
11. Increased allocation paid directly to each police division to run its operations.
12. Bi-monthly inspection and audit of police cells, to be carried out in conjunction with representatives from the local NBA Branch and the Bench.
The IGP stated that the implementation of these policies will help his administration function effectively and restore back public confidence in the police.