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Police Service Commission to address perceived marginalisation

Honourable Commissioner in the Police Service Commission representing the South-East geopolitical zone, Chief Onyemuche Nnamani and the Organized Private Sector in the Commission says he is working to ensure that the seeming marginalization of the Igbos in the high echelon of the force is redressed in the interest of equity and justice.

Chief Nnamani who was recently sworn-in by President Mohammdu Buhari to replace late Dr. Jombo Offo in the Commission noted that though the fault is not of the Police Service Commission, conscious and deliberate efforts must be made to carry the Igbos along to rise and occupy high positions of relevance in the Nigeria Police Force.

Chief Nnamani, a former Secretary to the Government of Enugu State said he is already consulting with relevant stakeholders both in the Police sector and in Igbo land to find a common ground to ensure that all geopolitical zones in the country are evenly represented at the decision taking levels of the Police.

He disclosed that he would soon commence an advocacy visits to the five states of the South East to ensure that Igbo young men and women will show more interest in joining the police and also sustain this interest so as to rise to the highest office in the Force.

The Honourable Commissioner also lamented the high level of extortion by Police men in south east roads and warned that the Commission will deal decisively with Police men found engaging in this illegal and unprofessional act. He advised that Nigerians of Igbo extraction and those living in the south east should stop encouraging these Police men by refusing to pay at check points.

He also said he would push for more Igbo sons and daughters to head State Police Commands as Commissioners in line with the Policy of the Commission which stipulates that every State in the federation must produce a State Command Commissioner of Police.

Chief Nnamani said the Commission is seriously working to give the nation inclusive and citizen-friendly police, stressing that it will not be business as usual any more.

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