Former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba says men and women of the Nigerian Police Force urgently need more than their remuneration.
Abba told the newsmen in Lagos that the payment of the salaries of the Nigerian Police Force should not be allowed to disregard their needs during service and after their retirement.
Abba said that it was imperative for someone who had been engaged in crime prevention, like the Police, to work in service and retire with confidence and empowerment.
The former IGP said that the necessary equipment, benefits and work conditions should be given to men and women of the Nigerian Police, as was being done in other parts of the world.
Abba, who maintained that the current salaries of the Nigerian Police could not provide their needs, said the provision of additional needs would make them more efficient.
He enjoined States agitating for State Police to know that the Police all over the world was expensive to maintain, adding that there was nothing wrong in establishing State Police when such States could maintain them.