PHOTOS: See Muhammadu Buhari Estate In Badagry
The men and women in black risk it all to protect Nigerians day and night.
Their poor welfare and insufficient training has been blamed for their unruly and corrupt practices over the years.
But it seems the wind of change may be blowing in the direction of the officers.
These days a lot more is demanded from police officers especially with cyber crime and kidnapping rates at an all time high in the country.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris is aware of the challenges his men face and he is not turning a deaf ear to their complaints.
He was in Lagos on Thursday to lead by example while commissioning a housing estate for police officers located in Badagry area.
Named after the president - the Muhammadu Buhari Police Cooperative Housing Estate has opened its doors.