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Nigerian Police Uniforms Should Be Without Pockets?

I am Suggesting that Nigerian police uniform shld be witout pockets n dey shud b wearing shoes wit out sock N central bank shld chng N20 a n N50 notes 2coins 2stop police road busines. what do you think?

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they should go Unclad,

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as dumb as it may sound, globally, there are now wireless chip and pin readers that allows for easy wireless transactions. all they need is electricity, thank God for Generator and internet and link with bank. i don't think the police care if the transaction is documented or not. The point is, as technology is advancing in Nigeria, the looters too always update themselves with improved ways of looting. Its a bit like yahoo boys who are always looking for new ways to scam. our police is no different from them. In few years to come, can u just imagine our police asking you to pop ur card into the chip and pin reader and then tells u exactly how much he wants from u? just pray that ur card gets declined or that u have nothing less that #100 in ur account. But if it comes to that i'm sure that if u love ur life, u would adhere to their request cos u sure dont want to be killed all because of poxy #100 .

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@ Eziachi,

How is Governor Oyakhilome (Rivers State) doing these days?

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il assure you that they will start wearing an official waist bag which might even be included in their official kit. lol

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@nnaemmy, i dey here oo my broda, i beg ask me again, na me be the poster

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@ poster,

where u dey? abeg come make i hug u 4 dat idea. As 4 me, make their uniform dey transparent enough so dt any egunje wey enter their pocket go dey noticeable.

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This may sound funny but it has actually happened before, when in the 80s my good childhood friend and then old Imo state commissioner of police Mr Fidelis Oyahkilome introduced a uniform with pockets in his command. He did also introduce a rule that no police officer on duty should carry more than five Naira on him or face dismissal if caught.

And it works like magic. And guess what, few years later, the rogue called IBB rubbished/blackmailed this good person out of service with a lady called Jennifer Maduike.

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Is this a scene from a nollywood movie ?

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i am very sure that 85% of Nigerian dont know what policing is all about

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What does pocket has to do with attitude. Put off pocket for what ever reasons, there you will understand the people your dealing with.

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poster with all due respect this idea is a ridiculous fallacy. The problem of our police force goes beyond pockets. it is a question of "organizational culture" i might say. in management it is believed that the head of an organization-the manager- is responsible for setting behavorial trends. if he comes late to work, in time so will junior staff, if he dresses shoddily so will junior staff,if he is never on seat then neither will junior staff . as long as corruption is present in high places there is no arm of government with the moral authority to stop the police. the solution is simply that the root of corruption in nigeria must be tackled expediently. then the nigerian police force must be revolutionalized. a certain level of education(polytechnic) should be made mandatory for all levels and the salary drastically increased. the police should be made to go through ethics training and various relevant courses. that should be the first step. to say that police should go without pockets as someone earlier said is to dehumanize an already sub human existence. are we trying to accept as fact the lie that every single officer of the police force is guilty? are we trying to say that the police force are incorrigible thieves? if that is the case then instead of removing their pockets they should all be sacked. however this is not true so as a rational society we must find more rational solutions.

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@Kx: The last time i checked, those fraudulent police men keep their egunje in a neighbouring bush.

They are wiser than using their pockets.

Thank you. You hit the nail on the head

I can't believe you guys are responding to this thread without realising that the NPF are already ahead of the game. The NPF is a reflection of the society and its a mindset. Its the way we are (where do you think the recruits are from?)

I guess we don't like what we see, but the problem is how do we CHANGE our mindset as a people. WE ARE ALL GUILTY

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They will hide a bucket in the bush to collect the coins. I don't think that measure will deter them. They may even refuse to take coins and blow you away if you refuse to comply with currency notes. Those people can do anything. They are very powerful. What we need is more prayers. We can never overpray!

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That would be awelcome development that solves ouf 'egunje' problem. Though some might just go to their neighbourhood tailor to sew sacks in their uniforms. Coins wont solve anything as they would simply start clllecting 100naira

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Hmmmmm

Except they go unclothed (this would be ideal but unacceptable) or wear a restraining jacket like those used in assylum to restrain violent dudes (but then, they wont be able to do their policing work)

Otherwise, a modified pocket-less overall with zips at the back that can be locked/unlocked before leaving their stations

But believe me, these guys are ingenious!

They might start taking days off work for stomach upset because they might instead resort to swallowing the money - and to go collect it in the toilet after a 'busy day's work', if you know what I mean.

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One of the funniest topics on this forum. Guy, u try.

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Even with cashless economy you will be forced to enter you PIN. On their pos.

You ve probably never heard about situation where thieves went to someone's house and marched victim to atm machine while holding his children as hostages.

You know nigerian police better.

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You guys really think so low of our honorable police officers

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Brilliant idea but I don't think it would be possible

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Nigerian police dey follow person go cash money for ATM now.

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@ poster,

you sound so funny. can that stop them from stealing?

No. come to lawanson linking to ijesha, they have even employed agbero to be collecting that for them. Theirs is to stop motor and you'll see agbero rushing out from a hidden corner and police will be watching the action between conductor and the said agbero.

They are thieves. Pocket or no pocket, their lives is still standby.

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they dont stock it in their pocket but in the bush. it is in their mind and let them recruit another sect they will follow that footsteps. corruption is a bad cancer that has eating deep into them.

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i rather will prefer them Unclad to solve the problem of roger jamboree

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Lol! Nice thought, wish those in charge can see this or reason this way.

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even stark Unclad they will collect,they will have d most brillant hiding place at that,

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Have you forgotten they still have their cap on??

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that will be cruel. full stop. so if he buys lollipop for his daughter on the way from the office he should hold it in his hands. or don't u consider them as human beings with human needs too.

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Nice Idea. But some of them have small wait bags strapped to their waists.

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Even without clothes some officers will not stop collecting 'egunje' cos they now have account officers at bustops and checkpoints who are either touts or co-officers in mufti who collects on their behalf and later make account of their assumed 'share of the national cake' at the close of work. The issue of corruption has permeated our nation in general both economic, political and moral, even our youths wants to become billionaires overnight hence d advent of 419ers, yahoo boys, yahoo plus, ritual killings etc. The political class contributed immensely to d decadence due to their corrupt practices and luxurious lifestyles at the expense of populace which has influenced the masses psyche of survival of the fittest in whatever form cos our 'rulers' and politicians have made nigerians ( police inclusive) morally corrupted by denying us the basic needs like water, light, good roads, education, condusive environment for development and competition due to their greed in public offices. THE NIGERIA POLICE IS A REFLECTION OF THE NATION IN GENERAL!

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Very funny but a great idea because it seems that their pocket is where that demon of bribery sleep every day. They can not just do without it infact he lives in them and dwell in that pocket. but lets wait a minute wont they started putting the notes N50, N100 N200 inside their cap? Hmmmmmm

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The last time i checked, those fraudulent police men keep their egunje in a neighbouring bush.

They are wiser than using their pockets.

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Nigerian police uniforms are not the cause of the corruption but the people in the force. Instead of making uniforms without pockets, why not sack all the police force (from IG to korofo) and start a fresh recruitment enforcement standards during selections. Can you compare the Oil company police with our regular police? The difference is clear yet it is the same uniform.

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Don't be surprised when you find out that our police men have started wearing bras

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Dat na small thing. We go just order our tailors to sew hidden pockets for our YELLOW VISISBILITY jackets, Best Rgads Olopa

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Dat na small thing.  We go just other our tailors to sew hidden pockets for our YELLOW VISISBILITY jackets, Best Rgads Olopa

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It's like you lot are not living in this same Nigeria, they'll simply use touts to collect the money, the biz can't be stopped because of lack of pockets, they are already using touts to collect monies from commercial buses and all that.

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I hope you realise grads do not earn N25K in NPL. They start at ASP and earn N80K.

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They will put on aprons

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@poster.

I will want to assume your joking. I think thats not the solution to their problem. Its an attitude problem from the government 1st and foremost and the police personnel on the second hand.

Government pays a man a paltry sum of N25k to face armed rubbers without any insurance for their families, the have to buy the uniforms they use for work, buy fuel in their patrol vans. I am not making a case for the police here, as much as i dont like them a bit, the real issue is that before we can castigate the police and pull their balls out, let government make the occupation attractive for qualified people to come and join. Have you ever thought about how police men and the lower cadre are recruited? You will be shocked.

I rest my case.

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And what stops them from slipping money taken in their pants?

There are far better ways to tackle the challenge.

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hmmm, Dede1, is it true? Maybe he's even one of the cops

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They will begin carry afro/dada

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lol

How big will the N20 coin going to be? Do you know how big the 1 Naira Macauly coin is.Multiply that by 20 in size and weight.

What we need is a unit that watches other corrupt policemen and stops them from doing this crimes.

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That is ideal as it it will help to minimise their exhortion if not to eradicate it

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@poster, then the DPO's table must be made of transparent glasses because 50% of those rogers ends up there and if they fail to deliver, hmm those are the ones that got posted to  Judges or Justice apartments as security. So d problem is from top

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This is a stupi.d idea born out of frustration.

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what a wonderful world? I was so amased by dis post initially but on a second taught i came to agree that with or without pockets, they wil stl b nigeria police! If get a pig, wash a pig, comb a pig, a pig wil stil b a pig. Its in their blood evn reorientatiön wil not solve d prob. If u listen to police diarly at every tuesday and thursday at about 8am over d frcn radio, u will see d complaints of nigerians on nigeria police and yet police public relation officer at d headquarter wil always shove them. Most police checkpoints always employed d services of some villager around who comes around d cönductor and collect d money, in case if d driver is new, d police office wil point at d boy 4him to pass to d boy who might come in disguise as a begger. Pocket in their uniform is not d problem bt d people. They need to b sanitised and flushed out starting from Onovo, d IGP.

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I agree with this.The Nigeria Police force and the judiciary are one of the biggest problem we are having in this country.

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