PROLIFERATION OF POLICE CHECKPOINTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF AGRO INDUSTRY PRODUCTS IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • Dr. Collins Okechukwu Amadi
  • Dr. Godson Kelechi Nworgu

Keywords:

police checkpoints, distribution, products, agro industry

Abstract

The distribution of agro products to market arears has been faced with some challenges of routing the products to the marketplaces particularly in the urban cities through the means of road transportation with delays of police checkpoints. These agro products by nature are bulky, can lose nutritional value when its distribution is delayed, and are highly perishable. The study investigated proliferation of police checkpoint and distribution of agro industry products. The objectives of the study are to explore how police checkpoint delay cause the decay of perishable agro products conveyed from the farm to the marketplace and to investigate how police checkpoint extortions, cause the scarcity and inflation of the prices of agro products. The game theory was adopted in the study. The descriptive survey design was used and 200 questionnaires were purposively administered to respondents which comprises distributors of agro products from farm areas and the drivers who convey these perishable agro products by road. The findings indicate that the delay caused by police checkpoints as well as the extortion of money at checkpoints from drivers conveying perishable agro products from farms locations to marketplaces in the cities result to the decay, scarcity and inflation of perishable agro products. Based on the finding, the following recommendations are provided, the police service commission should mount active CCTV cameras that can monitor the unethical practices of police officers at the checkpoints and defaulting officers should be prosecuted or dismissed. Drivers conveying agro products through road should ensure they collect the identities of the police officers who demand money from them and write a petition to the commissioner of police against such officers.

Published

2024-04-24

How to Cite

Okechukwu Amadi, D. C., & Kelechi Nworgu, D. G. . (2024). PROLIFERATION OF POLICE CHECKPOINTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF AGRO INDUSTRY PRODUCTS IN NIGERIA. BW Academic Journal, 8. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/1855