Buhari Banned VIPs From Using Police Escorts In Nigeria
August 26, 2015 – Buhari Banned VIPs From Using Police Escorts In Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the withdrawal of police orderlies from unauthorised persons.
PMB gave the directive last week when he met with the Ministry of Police Affairs.
A statement yesterday by the Police Service Commission (PSC) said Very Important Persons (VIPs) not entitled to police orderlies should look elsewhere for security cover.
According to a statement by Head, Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, a high level monitoring team had been deployed at the airports, highways and other public places to enforce the directive.
The statement quoted the Chairman of the commission, Mr Mike Okiro, as saying that the team had the powers to stop VIPs’ on the highways and airports to confirm their status.He said any erring VIP or policeman caught in such unauthorised beat would be prosecuted.
He stressed that henceforth only authorised government officials and VIPs’ will be entitled to police security.
Okiro noted that the nation could not be battling with inadequate Police personnel while majority of these scarce officers were in the service of few privileged Nigerians.
The chairman warned that the commission would not hesitate to discipline any police officer who flouts the presidential directive by hanging onto these VIPs’ for pecuniary gains.
August 26, 2015 at 7:56 PM
Thank you, Mr. president.
August 26, 2015 at 11:41 PM
This is new Nigeria! Thank you Mr President.
August 27, 2015 at 6:13 AM
That’s good… Things are changing… But the problem with him is,lack of jobs…
August 27, 2015 at 7:33 AM
August 27, 2015 at 8:39 PM
(for the peoole complaining of president buhari 100 days in office) let us have patient,we shiuldnt be in haste,we dnt exsoect him to perform miracles over night,these things need consideration and planning in other ti achieve the best,if nigeria was in a proper state,then we can demand for an overnight miracles, if pdp could not get things done in 16 year,that most of the youth have no job,not becaus they are not educated,but because of unavailability of job,let just pray for the leader we have in place niw,that the good lord will direct him.
August 30, 2015 at 11:41 AM
Gud one Mr. President, I love this move, if possible everybody shuld be equal in this nation , nothing like VIP afterall this country belongs 2 all of us