1. I agree that one major step to fight endemic corruption in @PoliceNG is to review salaries upwards & take personnel welfare seriously but saying because your pay is too small that's why you must extort, steal, brutalise, rape etc is just the type of excuse thieves give!
2. Politicians are paid a fortune complete with allowances yet most steal like their lives depend on it. An army sergeant/staff sergeant earns 63/68k. From corporal downwards all earn less than 60k a month. Go to maimalari/44 ref hospital & see how many corporals with wounds
3. All waiting to be certified fit, pick their rifles & go back to the same job that got them shot in the first place! Some soldiers have spent 5 yrs in the NE earning less than 60k as basic salary, they have not deserted neither are they renting their rifles to robbers. The
4. reason is the command structure of the armed forces! The reason is the discipline! Saturday fresh regular combatants were commissioned as 2nd lieutenants, pilot officers & acting sub lieutenants. From the moment the pip was placed on their shoulders, by the powers conferred
5. on them by the armed forces, they can give orders to any rank below them & the response will be YES SIR! But the inspector general of police will give an order in Abuja & a constable on the streets will say 'make them come from Abuja come do the work!' Don't we all see there
6. is a fundamental flaw with the Nigerian police force? I agree with the UNODC when they say that in the police, "A culture of corruption arises primarily from failures in four key areas: (a) recruitment, training, and promotion; (b) resources, such as pay and equipment;
7. (c) systems of accountability within departments, courts and the law; and (d) cultural traditions that inhibit the development of professional police standards."

So even if we increase their pay, if the entire system is not reformed, if there isn't a complete POLICE SHAKE
8. DOWN, we will be back here sooner than later wondering how nothing has changed! Do not forget; every dime extorted by the junior police on the streets find its way high up, upto the highest echelon in Abuja!

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