A retired Commissioner of Police, Mr. Frank Oditah, has described the police as the most disrespected profession in the country.
He therefore called on the government and organisations to invest in the officers and men of the police so as to get the best from them.
Oditah stated this at an empowerment seminar organised for senior officers of the Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday.
He said, “It is impossible to improve the security situation of the country without first improving on the security personnel. Many of the trainings for officers have nothing to add to the their personal lives. They only use the training for the service of the nation.
“As at today, insecurity is the major challenge facing the economy. The officers and men of the Nigeria police are the most disrespected and dishonoured in the country. There is need to improve on their welfares.
“There should be a programme that would assist the officers to address their personal problems. There is the need to encourage them. It is time the nation become more sensitive to the plight of the officers.’’
He expressed sadness over the condition of retired police officers, adding that their lack of preparation for their retirement was responsible to their pitiable state.
He added, “In 35 years in service, what happened to a police man that does not plan for retirement during service years is that he would become a glorified security man in one company, when he is supposed to be enjoying his rest.”