THE NIGERIAN POLICE
In the nation like ours (NIGERIA) where Citizens shun the presence of constables often except during an uproar or societal chaos, one can vividly say: that we need them (police) but not strictly for security reasons.
Security, a major challenge for all the developing nation like ours (Nigeria) demands a more greater/stronger arm.
The police few years ago has been a temporal solution to national security but not so again. Even the government official/ representative has a dwindling confidence, if not lost, in the Nigerian Police.
The major cause of this, no man can fully tell, but a downward trend in the efficiency, adequacy, competency of this group was felt by every Citizen of this nation decades ago.
The Nigerian Police are enforced and gainsayingly equipped to serve the purpose prescribed in the Nigerian Constitution.
A number of these is to:
- Protect the identity of every citizens
- Minimize societal Chaos
- Minimize Citizen`s act of Public misbehaviour
- Resolve Public societal Disagreement
- Encourage citizens to keep the law and not break it
- Instil unique sense of belonging of the citizens
These and more are the objectives of the Nigerian Police.
Sanity in Nigerian Tertiary Institution is of important to the management of that institution and the nation as a whole.
Therefore, the management in collusion with the student with the aim of promoting peace and liberty of the campus dwellers form a committee of the student governing council called the Student Union Committee.
This committee comprising of mainly student are supervised by a visiting officer selected by the management to look into the affairs of the Union. This they do to achieve the aim.
This they do to achieve the aim of the student council, a number of which are:
- Maintain a satisfactory level of sanity on the campuses
- Critically enforce disciplinary action to curb student misbehaviour
- Reduce campus theft
- Eliminate student ill-mannered treatment
- Care for the safety of the campuses
And much more are the goals of this Student Union Government.
But it is similarly unfortunate that these group of people also abuse the power invested unto their hands.
What shall we therefore do? Bring Police into our campuses?