The Speaker of the House of Representatives, has given reasons many Nigerians do not respect policemen.
According to the Speaker, some policemen often appear tattered by wearing dirty and torn uniforms.
Gbajabiamila who spoke on Wednesday while addressing the demands of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Adamu for more funding of the police, called on the men of the Nigeria Police Force to adopt a psychological approach to their duties.
He said, “We need to know that police work has a lot to do with psychology. Why are policemen looking tattered on the streets? They wear dirty, torn uniforms and you see them in rubber slippers. So, people don’t even respect them or feel intimidated by their presence when they need to enforce the law.
“In other countries, the sight of a policeman and the gadgets he carries alone prevent crime from happening. There is immediate recognition from the appearance of a policeman.”
He assured Baba that the lawmakers will do everything within their power to address issues of poor funding and ensure improved welfare for the police,