MemberSeptember 19, 2021 at 10:15 am
Security experts have urged the Federal Government to introduce a Key Performance Indicator(KPI) mechanism into the nation’s security system as measures to tackle insecurity in the country.
The experts offered the solution during a brainstorming virtual meeting under the platform of Nigeria Diasporal Network(NDN), United Kingdom chapter, monitored in Abuja.
A Preventive Terrorism Consultant, Mr Temitope Olodo specifically noted the application of KPI mechanism will help measure the performance of all security officers in the country from the lowest to the highest rank.
Speaking on the agenda of the meeting “Security Challenges and Community Policing” Olodo, who is the president, African Security Forum and a retired Metropolitan police officer in the UK, added that the way forward for tackling insecurity in the country is through community policing.
“I was a formal civil servant. If you ask me today, I have never seen the job description of IGP (inspector-general of police) and I am not making it personal.
“I don’t know what kind of KPI he is being measured against but I can tell you that we know the KPI of commissioner of police for the Metropolitan Police, we know the one for New York, Australia, etc.
“We know how police are being measured. I was once a constable and I have KPI.
“When I was leaving the Metropolitan Police on secondment, I was measured on KPI.
“They brought out my KPI and that was the basis upon which if I am entitled to other benefits, in terms of my salary going up.
“But I don’t know what KPIs are for the Nigerian police. If there is no KPI, what do you measure them against?” he asked.
Olodo explained that if there is no KPI, security officers’ performance indicators would not be proportionate to their work done.
“Let me give a good example, the new IGP has come out to say that they have been doing a lot that they have recently recovered 231 assorted weapons and he was congratulating himself.