The new acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Baba Usman has admitted that men and officers of the Force have done their best in the current security challenges in Nigeria but that such efforts are not enough.
Speaking to newsmen today, April 7, shortly after he was ushered into the new position with decoration by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential villa, Abuja, Baba Usman vowed to improve from where his predecessor left.
“I came in at a very challenging time. I know it. I recognise it and I will work on how to improve from where my predecessor has left.
” I have been a member of the management team. We have tried to do our best, but it’s not enough. There is room for improvement.”
He promised to rejig the Force’s operational strategies, adding: “we have the blessings of Mr. President and we are hoping to get more of what we have requested through the Police Trust Fund very quickly.”
Baba Usman wanted Nigerians to expect improvement on the security situation, even as he appealed to them to collaborate and cooperate with them.
“With all the inadequacies we have, we still require everybody to be part of policing in this country. And that is why the emphasis on community policing will continue and the emphasis of collaborating with all other sister agencies will continue and we hope to have a better situation very soon.
“We will continue to practicalise it. My predecessor has left at the theoretical stage. We have started practicalising it but we have not gone far and therefore, all the methods of practicalising it have been put in place and we are going to continue with it in collaboration with other stakeholders.”