Columns and Opinions across Nigerian Newspapers

Paying the Police a Livable Minimum Wage - The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, wants to raise the entry point salary in the force from N28,000 to N100,000. He is proposing the increase as part of his effort to reform a force that is so ill-trained, poorly equipped, unmotivated, corrupt and dangerous that it is universally vilified and held in the highest odium and ridicule of all the institutions of the dilapidated Nigerian state. The police may not entirely deserve that reputation, considering how thick the layer