The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), zone, 2 Kayode Aderanti, has called for adequate funding of the police force to be able to discharge its constitutional mandate.
Aderanti stated this when he received the House of Representative Committee on Police affairs who visited the zone 2 headquarters on Monday.
He said that poor funding of the Police hampers its effectiveness in discharging its duties of protecting lives and properties.
The committee was led by its chairman, Rt. Hon. Haliru Dauda Jika and were shown round the zonal headquarters for an on-the-spot assessment of the facilities on ground as part of its monitoring of the 2016 budget implementation.
The AIG appealed for adequate funding of the Police, recalling how adequate funding made a difference in the police system during his days at the United Nations.
He pointed out that the Police needs commendation for the feats achieved despite inadequate funding.
The AIG further called on Nigerians to embrace the Nigeria Police and give it all the support it needs to operate.
On his part, the chairman House Committee on Police Affairs, Dauda assured the AIG that the committee would do a comprehensive report of their findings and make necessary recommendations in time, and to the appropriate quarters for immediate actions.