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Police officers’ mess at Onikan not for sale —Police

Undergoing remodelling and reconstruction for the benefit of Police personnel

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The Nigeria Police Force has announced that the officers’ mess at Onikan in Lagos is not for sale but rather undergoing remodelling and reconstruction for the benefit of Police personnel.

This was contained in a statement issued late Monday and posted on Police Twitter handle.

The statement denied reports that the Inspector-General of Police plots to sell-off the Nigeria Police Officers’ Mess in question, saying the story is totally false.

It noted that the effort is to restore the lost glory of the edifice and to provide a modern and befitting Officers’ Mess.

The project will also tackle the defects of the old structure and to upgrade the Officers’ Mess to a world-class edifice.

The statement reads:

“The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a publication in some sections of the media dated 17th January, 2021 alleging plots by the Inspector-General of Police to sell-off the Nigeria Police Officers’ Mess located at Onikan, Lagos.

“The story is totally false!

“The Nigeria Police Officers’ Mess, Onikan, conceived decades ago, was built to cater for the welfare of Police Officers, provide transit accommodation for Officers on transfer or on special assignments and provide a conducive social environment suitable for their relaxation.

“Over time however, the property has degenerated and shown structural defects requiring a massive renovation or outright rebuilding.

“In a bid to restore its lost glory, provide a modern and befitting Officers’ Mess and tackle the defects of the old structure, the Police Management Team took a decision to upgrade the existing Officers’ Mess to a world-class edifice.”


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