By Omon Smart
Igboburuotu Social Club of Nigeria, a group that supports Nigerian Police Force (NPF), helps the down-trodden and empowerment Nigerians, has lamented the myriad challenges facing Nigeria Police Force, with a call for the recruitment of over 5million personnel to adequately police the country.
President of the group, High Chief Chika Nwokedi, (Nwata yana chiya dinamma 1 of Obodoukwu) made the revelations at the monthly meeting of the organization at Rainbow Hall, Fire Junction, Ijegun Lagos on Saturday.
He asked “How can police work? We are over 200 million people in Nigeria and police is only 300,000; from this number, they give governors, senators, House of Reps, VIPs, with this we have only 200,000 left. How can this number secure this country? It is impossible, so they should increase the number of police personnel at least 5million will be okay,” he said.
High Chief Nwokedi also called on the government to equip the police, “Today police cannot quench riot, in the olden days police had rubber bullet, small tear-gas, and hot water, they are no more, police are not meant to fire normal bullet during riot; so they should equip Nigerian police.”
On the challenges confronting formation of South East security outfit he said there is no challenge, “To form security is not easy, it must take time so that they can do better, nobody wants to make mistake, it is not one state, it is about five states. My take is that what takes time to achieve is good than when you rush it. You are faced with who and who do put there, who do you trust? Before the Yorubas launched Amotekun, they have started the plan long time ago; not one month; not one year, so security must take time before you achieve your aim,” Nwokedi maintained.
Rita Akubueze, (Madam Longrich) a member of Longrich, an international network marketing organisation and also a member of Igboburuotu called on the Igbos to join Igboburuotu Social Club, an association known for its philanthropic activities.
She said her experience with the group within one year of her membership was amazing. “I have been here for just one year but I feel so happy with this group, because I have seen what they are doing. In fact, when I first came, I came because this is an Igbo organisation, so I wanted to like talk to the people with my product and see if I can assist them, but when I saw what they are doing I was so happy, and I decided to join, and I am super excited being with them.
“What they are doing is nice and I encourage all the Igbos, matured people that care for the interest of other people to join the group, they will benefit a lot; they care for the widows, they care for the less privileged, they care for people that need help, especially the Igbos, they put them in mind in whatever they do. They are here to help, so it is good, I encourage everybody to join, there are a whole lot to benefit,” Akubueze stated.
Akubueze was presented with Distinguished Entrepreneur Award for her investment initiatives in Nigeria which have created opportunities and employment for the youths and commitment to Igboburuotu.
W/INSPR Mononfolu Mujidat of Isheri Oshun Division of Nigeria Police Force was also honoured for her immense dedication to her job.