Nigeria is to inaugurate a professional code of conduct for the country’s police force in a bid to clamp down on corruption and arbitrariness.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubabar said on Monday in Abuja that the function would be performed by President Goodluck Jonathan and will involve newly promoted junior officers of the force.
According to Abubacar, the professional code of conduct would be launched on January 10, for the first time in the history of the Nigeria Police.
“We are putting in this effort to ensure that you are guided, to ensure that our officers are respected, to ensure that Nigerians understand what we should do and what we should not do. We shall continue to do away with things that are not supposed to be with the police. Our ethics must be professional ethics that will be respected and obeyed,’’ he said.
He said that following the approval of the president, the police have been removed from the contributory pension scheme and that henceforth, the force would have its scheme manned by its own personnel.
“Today, the fight that has been on, that has to do with pension scheme of the Nigeria police is now history. The Nigeria police will have their own pension scheme. They will administer their own scheme by their own personnel” he added.
He said already a technical committee had been set up to look into the issue of salary and allowances of the police.
Source African Press Agency
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