The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has commenced efforts towards the renovation, demolition and rebuilding of dilapidated structures in police barracks across Nigeria.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP, Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed this known to newsmen on the sidelines of the fourth anniversary Dinner/Award Night of Kemsan Acres Global Ltd in Ibadan.
Adejobi was reacting to the recent collapse of a building at the Police Barracks in Sango, Ibadan and some derelict structures scattered across police barracks in the country.
He said that IGP has mapped out strategies to ensure that policemen and their families live comfortably in a very decent environment.
The Force Public Relations Officer described the incident at police barracks in Sango, Ibadan as very unfortunate, saying efforts was on to map some of them for adequate renovation.
“In fact, there are some of them that we are thinking of demolishing outrightly. The IGP is discussing with the Police Trust Fund and relevant MDAs – Ministry of Police Affairs.
“At times, there is no how we want to have adequate and proper renovation of police barracks without having interventions.
“So, the IGP has taken the bull by the horn to make sure that we access most of these things and discuss with relevant MDAs to see what we can do,” he said.
Adejobi, also said that IGP had in the last 18 months renovated some and built no fewer than 125 new police stations with adjoining standard barracks.