Oshiomhole pledges N200m for Ogida Police Barracks upgrade
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has promised to donate a total of N200 million for the renovation of the Ogida Police barracks, Egor Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor, who announced this on Friday night at a reception organised in honour of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, also called on the Federal Government to renovate police barracks across the country.
He explained that the barracks would be renovated with red roofs, beautiful floor tiles and other facilities that the police officers and their families would be proud of.â€Ž
Oshiomhole, who commended the police chief for demonstrating professionalism in the 2015 general elections, noted that President Muhammadu Buhari was laying a foundation to strengthen institutions in the country, in order to ensure merit in the promotion of public officers, rather than ethnic bias.
â€ŽHe said, â€œThe IG has the will to rebuild the Nigerian Police in a way that Nigerians will be proud. The Nigeria Police is the most misunderstood institution. My happiness is that men and women in uniform can now do their jobs without fear or favour.â€
In his remarks, Arase said the security agency would not relent in its effort to check insecurity including cultism in the country.
He, however, called for more support in the area of logistics for the police.
â€œI will continue to deal with them (cultists) and harass them. Nobody in Edo, no matter how highly placed, can abridge the interest of the state.
â€œDevelopmental partners cannot come without security; all of you who have interest should not engage in things that will disrupt investment in the state. The Commissioner of Police has been given a clear directive on what to do.â€
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