Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Ex-IGP Gambo-Jimeta Seeks Presidential Marshal Plan for Police Colleges

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Jonathan in a police college hostel

Former Inspector-General of Police Alhaji Mohammed Gambo-Jimeta has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to come up with a concrete marshal plan to salvage the nation's police colleges from rot and decay.

Gambo-Jimeta made the call yesterday during a chat with newsmen, where he lamented that neglect by successive administration have resulted in the deplorable condition of most of the country's police colleges as well as other government institutions.

Reacting to Friday's visit to the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos, by President Jonathan following a documentary on the college by the Channels Television, the former National Security Adviser, NSA, said the visit portrayed Jonathan as a feeling president who sees wrongs and correct them.

"My joy knew no bounds when I saw the president himself at the Police college after the Channels Television had shown the decrepit and most horrible situation in that premier training institution for our Police officers and men.

Mr President prompt response to be there could only come from a very decent heart that requires the type of change this country wants.

"When the Channels Television showed us the footage of that video, that was two nights before the president's visit, I was so depressed because this was the institution I had attended from 1958 to 1960 and one of the best in the entire African continent," he said.

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