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N-Power: G-111 Bounces Back, Bares Mind on Community Policing



Famous 2016 N-Power volunteers leadership group, G-111 for Permanency has bounced back after nearly six months of moribund with a call on the federal government to hasten effort towards kick starting the proposed N-Power community policing project.

The outspoken N-Power group welcomed the plan by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and the National Economic Council (NEC) to extend the services of volunteers to community policing, adding that such decision was a step in the right direction.

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Speaking through a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Bolanle Abiodun and sent to CNR Nigeria, the group however urged the federal government to include upward review of volunteers' monthly pay as part of the modalities being developed by the committee set up by the federal government on Community Policing.

They also asked the government to make N-Power community policing an extension of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) under the Ministry of Interior.

"We welcome the planned extension of services of N-Power volunteers to community policing. For us in G-111 for Permanency, this development is direct result of our consistent campaign for absorption of volunteers into mainstream government job. We commend the Nigeria Governors Forum and the National Economic Council for their foresight and leadership", the statement read.

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They said the government should act fast and guide against creating avenues for politicians to hijack the idea.

"We are however, constrained by experience, to warn the government against creating chances for politicians to hijack this noble idea by using it to settle or pacify anyone, no matter their standing in the society. Our history is replete with examples of how powerful politicians usually hijack government programmes and commercialize what was intended to serve public good at no cost.

"Similarly, we request that N-Power community policing should be fused into the traditional police institution under the Federal Ministry of Interior with increased salary package. We must not be left at the mercy of state governors", G-111 said.

The group noted that it has pulled out the Coalition of N-Power Permanency Campaign Groups (CNPCG), a coalition it described as over politicised, ineffective and against the ideals on which the G-111 was founded.

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"We also want N-Power volunteers nationwide to note that G-111 for Permanency is no longer part of the Coalition of N-Power Permanency Campaign Groups, an umbrella body of various N-Power permanency groups formed with the intention of having a single but louder and powerful voice in the agitation but which quickly went moribund because of over politicization. We shall make more details available in due time.

G-111 therefore urged volunteers to remain steadfast, adding that God is about to do a new thing in their collective and individual lives through the proposed N-Power community policing scheme.

1 comment:

  1. I want to say that, the Mr president lead government at the virtue of actualizing the prospective community policing is the best first thing ever happened in Nigeria. And it has happened when Nigeria needed it the most. And I want to equally urge Mr president not to allow the sadists and clueless politicians not to hijack the this project.

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