A security expert, Mathew Ibadin has recommended a minimum wage of N250,000 for the Nigeria police with a view to attracting the best recruits.
According to him, such a gesture “would invariably attract high quality recruits into the Nigerian Police Force.”
As a measure towards finding an all embracing solution to insecurity in the country, he also advised the government to license Private Investigators (PI) as it is obtainable in other parts of the world even as he enjoined them to under-study African nations like Kenya.
“It is instructive to note that it is also in the Police Act that Private Investigators should be licensed to operate,” he said.
Ibadin in a statement released over the rising insecurity in the country said responsible citizens should be allowed to bear arms as a first line of defense in our national security architecture.
He said: “Senior Citizens, Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Executive Directors, Managing Directors, Security Consultants, licensed Private Investigators, senior civil servants and lecturers, local government chairmen, Counselors, captains of industries, traditional rulers, clerics and their security personnel should be profiled and allowed to bear arms. Furthermore, traditional institutions should have a legislative security role to protect their subjects in collaboration with the local police.”
The security also called for the urgent establishment of what he described as Arms Control and Licensing Authority to de-escalate the increasing circulation of small arms and light weapons in the country.
The Badison Security Chief Executive Officer noted that kidnapping of Citizens in the last nine years has become the order of the day with an increased frequency and intensity of such abductions across the country in the last two months of December 2023 and January 2024, especially in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.