Finally, the 2011 National Honours Awards has come and gone. All roads led to the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja in honour of the Nigerians who made the 2011 National Honours list. Inspector General of Police, Mr. Hafiz Ringim was conferred with the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) Award by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The National Awards were meant to honour Nigerians who have rendered service to the benefit of the nation. We live in a Country where kidnappings and brutal killings have become the order of the week in select parts of the Country. Citizens now sleep with one eye open due to insecurity.
The bombing of the Police Headquarters is still fresh in our minds. We are also aware of the bombing of the United Nations building in Abuja. How long will we fold our hands and watch innocent lives being wasted?
It might interest us to know that a few days ago, the American Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) ranked Nigeria fourth place in its global ranking in Hostage taking and kidnapping. They also identified Nigeria as the greatest threat to cyber security in Africa.
Other countries are entitled to their opinions about us but, what do we Nigerians think of our own National Security ? Is it any better than what it used to be prior to IGP Ringim’s appointment?
The conferment on the Police I.G Hafiz Ringim has left many Nigerians confused. What outstanding contribution has Mr. Ringim brought to the Police Force?
Mr. President Sir, in what way does the I.G merit this National Honour?