Oby Ezekwesili blasts Buhari govt as policemen protest unpaid allowances

Oby Ezekwesili
Oby Ezekwesili, former Education Minister, has reacted to the alleged protest by some men of the Nigeria Police Force in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Recall that the police personnel barricaded the Command headquarters located on Maiduguri-Kano expressway, causing gridlock yesterday.

But a statement by the Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood insisted that the police officers and men in the state did not protest.
Reacting to the protest, the co-convener of BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, advocacy group berated the Federal Government over its inability to meet up with its promise to reform the security sector in the country.

In a series of tweets, Ezekwesili wrote: “A greater embarrassment to the .@PoliceNG was the BRAZEN LIES told by its Spokesperson that the protesting policemen in Maiduguri, “simply visited the Borno State Police Command headquarters on enquiry over the delay of their allowance.”
Now you know why Citizens DISTRUST police.
“This Government promised Security Sector Reforms that could address these Personnel issues.

“Those who know where the Reforms are should please educate the rest of us.
“To see those Policemen in Maiduguri in riotous act was the saddest image of Institutional decay. FIX IT.

“We cannot continue to have their OFFICERS feed fat on OPAQUELY spent Security Resources while the ‘foot-soldiers’ wallow in near abject poverty.
“There are no bad police and soldiers. Only BAD OFFICERS.
“Let’s go to the HEADS of the PROBLEMS. #Accountability.”