Nigeria Police Force or the NPF is constitutionally accepted, under section 194 as the protectorate of the jurisdiction of Nigeria in the entire country including the waterways, harbors, railways and airfields. The port security police forces, around the 1990s, were between 1,500 and 12,000 in strength. The President of Nigeria appointed an inspector general who was to be the head of the Nigeria Police Force. A deputy inspector from the Lagos headquarters was to assist him in the duty of heading the Nigeria Police Force. A Police Service Commission of Nigeria was set up in 1979, which was later dismissed in 1989 and replaced by Nigeria Police Control, which was to be supervised by the President of Nigeria himself. A Brief Timeline Of The Nigeria Police From 1861 To 1960 1861:A thirty-member consular guard was founded in Lagos
1879: An Armed paramilitary Hausa Constabulary is formed.
1888: Royal Niger Company Constabulary is sets up the Royal Niger Company Constabulary.
1894: A Niger Coast Constabulary is formed in Calabar, which functions under the Niger Coast Protectorate.
1896: The Lagos Police is founded.
1900: A part of the Royal Niger Company Constabulary becomes Royal Nigeria Police.
1930: The police forces of Northern and Southern Nigeria merge to form the Nigeria Police Force or the NPF
1960: The Police forces, which for so long had been working under the local government, were regionalized as well as nationalized.
The Nigeria Police Forces formerly had the right to regulate the processing the Visas and work permit to Nigeria but the power was later ceased in order to check the entry of certain unwanted people.
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