Why The Nigerian Police Force Needs An Independent Performance Management System - John Wesey
The Nigerian Police Force needs to deploy an Independent Performance Management System, IPMS to drive accountability and transparency in its service delivery to the citizens.
This should work under the purview of the Police Service Commission which plays an advisory role to the force.
Mr John Wesey a management consultant and CEO of Psyntech Nigeria Limited made this point as a guest on the WebTV "Strategic Management" program which discussed "Police Reforms: Youth Protests, Leadership and Communication".
Acknowledging the role of the Police Service Commission, PSC he said with the planned Police reforms and recent disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS the place of performance management for all the formations is critical for transformation, monitoring and evaluation.
Speaking to the current protests by youths and celebrities which entered its second week, Mr Wesey said it was in response to the lack of commitment from the political office holders and police hierarchy to reposition the force to be citizen-focused.
He commended the manner in which the protesters organized themselves across the country and also lauded the Federal Government for their response so far, but emphasized the need for pragmatism and proactive steps.
Mr Wesey called on the Federal Government to deploy multi-lateral platforms to engage the citizens, with a clear message on steps they are taking to reposition the police.