This view was given by Chairman of the committee, Mr. Usman Kumo, who described the President’s action as counterproductive because it seemed to suggest that he (Jonathan) was not aware of the dilapidated state of police formations and barracks in the country.
Kumo noted that whatever aim Jonathan wanted to achieve with the visit had been defeated, as “he simply displayed that he has not been in touch with what has been happening to the police.”
He added, “Who does not know that all police colleges in Nigeria are in a dilapidated state and uninhabitable? Why did he go to Lagos? Was it because a television station aired the poor state of affairs there?” he queried.
“All police colleges, barracks and formations in Nigeria are dilapidated and uninhabitable. What about Gwoza? What about Jos? Are these places better? Did he go to Lagos because it is cosmopolitan?
“It is meaningless,” he fumed.