The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the establishment of Police College and Police Academy in Anambra state.
The Consultant Police Service Commission Abuja, Architect Johnson Imah gave the confirmation shortly after inspecting the site for the proposed academy at Umuchukwu, Orumba South council area, of the State.
The proposed Police College and Police Academy where the brainchild of the Umuchukwu community, based in the United State of America USA, Professor Godwin Mmaduka, who acquired fifty hectares of land and attracted the attention of the Federal Government to the development.
Speaking to newsmen after inspecting the site, the Consultant, Architect Imah said that the idea of sitting Police Academy in the area will expose youths of the state to the opportunity of being employed in the Police Force on graduation, thereby reducing unemployment in this part of the country.
He said that in the history of the country and Africa at large, no individual has taken up the task of sitting such project, noting that apart from the Police College in South Africa and Jos, Nigeria, none of the colleges would beat that of Anambra state when completed.
He appreciated Professor Mmaduka who is a Professor of Surgery and Pain Management and the owner of Pain Institute Las Vegas, in the United States of America for his vision which he said is unique, urging him not to relent in his zeal to better the lots of his people.
On his part, a former Majority Leader in the State House of Assembly Mr. Humphrey Nsofor who applauded the move by Professor Mmaduka, thanked the Federal Government for giving approval to the project which he said is the result of the Think Home Initiative of the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
Hon. Nsofor added that such development would not have been possible, but for the good security network put in place by the Governor expressing pride that Anambra is one of the fastest growing economies in the country.
Addressing Journalist, Professor Mmaduka said his motive was to give the youths of the state ample opportunity to better their lives, pointing out that when completed, the College will give jobs to most of the students who want to work in the Police Force, while those who want to further their education will quickly enroll into the Academy for a higher degree and position in the Police Force.
While charging Federal Government to quickly take up the survey designing and other plans, Professor Mmaduka said, work will commence as soon as he receives necessary approvals.
The team had earlier inspected the state High Court and Judges Quarters also built by Professor Mmaduka where they called on State Government to post personnel to the facility so that it would be put to use immediately.