i am curious, can lagos ever overcome the robbery problem?
For real. Sometimes I wonder what the policy makers in the government get paid for. Some of the solutions are staring them in the face. They all get so out of touch once in government, focusing on so-called 'bigger issues'. I think once the state police is established, EFCC should be given a larger scope on the national issues you mentioned, maybe renamed Economic and Federal Crimes Commission. They should handle all economic, financial and interstate crimes. I think they have a better capacity and platform to build on to handle these things and they have better qualified personnel to use as a standard to build a competent agency. If there is state police, the EFCC would automatically become totally independent, 100% responsible for it's own staffing and decisions and we won't see the whole nonsense that happened with Ribadu and NIPSS. The SSS should then focus on any issues related to national security.
I so much agree with you, but he is left with no choice than to invest into it.
Infact, the central policing is a total nonesense, it is not working and most of the developed nations dont operate on central policing.
There is a need for LSPD (Lagos State Police Department) and let every other state do their, and if is it a National issue, then, the NPF or we cld rename FBIN (Federal Beaureu Investigation Nigeria) ,,,lol
Well, I think each state should be in full charge of the police force within it's boundaries. Once the state police is in operation, a state like Lagos that is in desperate need of community policing would be able to invest funds and pursue sound security policies. I believe that Gov. Fashola has good plans for the state's security but is reluctant to invest too heavily given the way the central force operates.
That might surely help by not just the NPF, but break the policing into states and into Municipalities and give each a budget that will take care of it and make sure that the monitoring body of the police is not polluted too, however, with all these, there is need to engage the youth in affairs of the nation.