The Inspector-General of Police has announced plans for a series of sensitization and relocation efforts for police personnel living in the affected barracks between the dates of Monday, May 1, and Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
This was made known during a press briefing in Lagos, where he stated that the current occupants will be given enough money to rent alternative apartments until the project is completed.
On the misinformation circulated in various mediums, the IGP, represented by Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, explained that the one-month notice was just for sensitization and not eviction.
“The Inspector-General of Police issued a directive that those living in these barracks be issued a one-month notice to vacate their accommodation spaces. This directive will not be carried out all at once but will be implemented gradually in phased stages to ensure that all officially recognized and lawful residents of the affected barracks are properly catered for.
“The IGP’s directive is that all currently residing and legally seated residents of any of the affected barracks will receive a maximum sum of money equaling the rental cost for the location of their barracks for two years, to aid them in advance in acquiring alternative accommodation options throughout the period of reconstruction.” Upon successful curation and completion of these living arrangements, a formal notice to vacate will be issued.
The Inspector-General of Police has provided an assurance that all officers who are on active service and living in these barracks legally shall receive the keys to the new structures upon completion of the development of the improved housing area.
“The revolutionary drive of the Nigeria Police Force to redefine the physical landscape and outdoor environment of Police Barracks and other facilities in Lagos State is a clear-cut effort to modernize the current facilities as well as create a conducive environment for officers to carry out their duties and responsibilities with honor and self-esteem.”