He made the call on Wednesday during a meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State in south-west Nigeria.
After the meeting with the former President, the the Inspector General told reporters that the Nigeria Police Force was aware of the need for such reforms, saying that steps are being taking to ensure professionalism, discipline and effective service delivery to the general public.
The visit was the first to the state since he assumed duty as the Inspector General of Police few weeks to the end of the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Part of the Inspector General’ entourage were the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone Two, Bala Hasan and the Ogun State Commissioner of Police.
After the meeting with the former leader, the police officials moved to Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s office, where Mr Arase assured the Governor of adequate security before, during and after the burial of the matriarch of the Awolowo family, Mrs HID Awolowo.
While promising his continuous support for security agencies operating in the state, the Governor, however, throw his weight behind the establishment of state police to ensure effective policing
The governor also solicited the understanding and cooperation of the general public by ensuring effective information on the activities of criminals in their communities.
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