The PDP Candidate for Imo East Senatorial District in the forthcoming National Assembly election, Hon. Barr. Uche Onyeagocha has expressed commitment in improving the welfare of police officers in Nigeria to engender effective policing and service delivery.
Hon. Onyeagocha disclosed this when some retired police officers in the state paid him a solidarity visit in his hometown Obinze, Owerri West LGA recently.
The Owerri born politician, promised to focus in initiating policies that will improve welfare of police officers in the country when elected. He described as unfortunate the dehumanising working conditions of police officers in Nigeria especially within the rank and file and promised to advocate for improved payment, barrack accommodation, allowances and other welfare packages. “Police is the most abused and misused among Nigeria’s security agencies. The police deserve to be accorded respect, dignity, good welfare packages and accommodation. I shall through legislative advocacy ensure that the budget of the police Service Commission is placed among the first line charge in budget allocation because such will enable the Commission to be more effective in improving the welfare of police officers in Nigeria” he stated.
He further added that when there is improved welfare for police officers, there will be effective service delivery especially in providing adequate security for lives and property of the citizens. Hon. Onyeagocha later charged police officers to ensure they discharge their duties within the ambit of the law.
In his reaction, the leader of the group, Rtd DSP Dan Okere thanked Onyeagocha for recieving them and promised to mobilize their members within Owerri zone to vote for him. He described Hon. Onyeagocha as the most qualified and the best choice for Owerri zone. He expressed confidence on Onyeagocha’s capacity and prayed to God to grant him Victory in the election.