The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the gap in the operations of the Nigeria Police Force.
Akiolu said the military government under Muhammadu Buhari between 1983 and 1985 was not fully committed to the funding of the police.
The monarch, who is a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, said this on Friday, August 4, 2017 at a seminar organised by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, in Lagos.
He said, “The military killed the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police Force. The problem of the police started with Buhari in 1984 when he was Head of State. They said (Sunday) Adewusi wanted to take over the government. I explained to them that it was not possible at all.
“There was a meeting sometime ago in Abuja where all of us were summoned. I was very happy when Buhari told us that 10,000 policemen would be recruited for efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police Force.”
He said, “What he (Abubakar) told me was that ‘Commissioner, do you want me to commit all the resources of the government to the police alone?’”