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Ex-Lawmaker Bemoans Loss of Credibility in Police Recruitment Process

A former federal lawmaker, Senator Binta Masi Garba, has alleged that someone she knows was asked to pay N3m to gain admission into the Nigeria Police Force Academy in Wudil, Kano State.

According to the ex-lawmaker, who represented Adamawa North Senatorial District from 2015 to 2019 the security challenges confronting the nation have many faces and one of the many reasons is that there is a loss of credibility even in the process of recruiting and training security agencies.

The former Chairperson of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State said, “I’m one of the victims because Boko Haram took over my local government in Adamawa State, the five local governments from the northern part of Borno to Adamawa. I lost an uncle and so many of my relations were displaced.

According to her, the way out of the insecurity in the country like kidnapping and banditry is for all hands to be on the deck, from the government’s side and the side of the people. She believed that corruption and compromises of all forms must be deterred to stamp out the monster and cancer called insecurity.

Garba further said that a lot of pressure is being placed on the Federal Government without taking cognizance of the state and local governments.

She disclosed that a local government gets at least N2.5bn per month as allocation. “If you have N2.5bn in the local government, you won’t have the migrant level we have now,” she said, adding that “I remember we passed legislation on local government autonomy.”

The ex-lawmaker lamented that the naira has lost its value as the funds which sound big when converted to foreign currency has small.

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