According to report reaching oyogist.com, the Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has called for the urgent reform of the Nigerian police so as to rekindle the faith of Nigerian citizens in the Nigerian Police Force.
Governor Fayemi expressed great concern over the fact that most Nigerian don’t have faith and trust in the country’s police force while also stating that many Nigerias see police as their enemies instead of being their friends.
Governor Fayaemi made this known in a statement titled titled, ‘Community Policing: Fayemi makes case for police reform, need to address trust issue’ while speaking to stakeholders on community policing.
“A large number of our people still don’t see police as their friends. So, it seems to me that an important way we can get that trust is through police reform. We cannot simply hope to achieve the intent of community policing without police reforms.
“The Federal Government should take seriously the reports of the judicial panel of inquiry that has been set up in the aftermath of the ENDSARS protests. If we are going to move forward we have to look backward and ensure that our people that have serious issues with police are properly compensated and their pains recognised,” Gov. Fayemi stated.