I’ll Restore Lost Glory of Nigerian Police – New IG

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday said he would work towards bringing back the lost glory of the Nigeria Police Force.
Adamu, who addressed journalists in his first public outing at the Force Headequarters, Abuja, noted that the force is blessed with intellectually gifted, exceptionally dedicated and professionally sound personnel but lamented that the absence of quality leadership has brought the force to disrepute.
Adamu stated that he would draw from his national and international policing leadership to provide the missing link to ensure the dignity of the Force is restored.
“Among you seated in this hall today are some of such thorough-bred and passionate professionals who can hold their own among their peers, and have consistently distinguished themselves in complex national and international engagements. All that you desire, from my experience, is a transparent, responsive, motivational, accountable and knowledgeable leader who will not only treat you with the dignity you deserve in your line of duty, but who is sensitive to your welfare needs and fair in the manner your promotion and other reward regimes are addressed”, he said.
While he emphasised that the absence of this level of leadership has always been the missing link in policing in Nigeria, he promised to provide the highest level of professional and responsible leadership that would advance the fortune of the force.
He urged officers and men of the force to henceforth abstain from conducts that will drag the police into disrepute and put your career in jeopardy.
Adamu, who said he would soon unveil his strategic plan for the revamping of the force, noted that his priority is to work in concerted efforts with INEC and others to ensure that the general election slated for February and March this year are peaceful and credible.
The Acting IG, however warned that the police will not hesitate to deal with any individual or group that attempts to conduct themselves or carry out actions that may likely threaten the forthcoming general election.
“While with your support, I am confident that we have the operational capacity to ensure the success of both exercises, I am not unaware of the possible security threats that some misguided political actors and their followers may attempt to pose during the general election.
“To such elements, I must sound a note of warning that as a nation, we have had enough of electoral violence. Hence, while Nigeria Police under my watch shall work with the Independent National Electoral Commission and sister security agencies in guaranteeing a peaceful and secure space for all political parties and citizens to freely exercise their electoral rights, we shall not hesitate to identify, isolate and bring to deserved justice any person or group that attempts to threaten our sacred democratic order.
On the issue of citizens’ rights, Adamu said he is mindful of the yearnings of the people for a policing system that will not only assure them of their safety, but treat them with civility and hold their rights sacred.
“While I promised on behalf of officers of the Force that their deserved aspirations will be met henceforth, I also call on the citizens to work with the police in the interest of community safety and national security.”
Meanwhile, Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police has replaced Moshood Jimoh, as Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO)
Until his appointment, Mba was working at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi- Lagos. The posting is with immediate effect.
Mr Mba, a lawyer, is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he studied Law.
He also has a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Dundee, Scotland- United Kingdom.
A product of the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano, where he had his initial police training, he is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, Quantico- USA.
He also holds a Certificate in National and International Security from the Harvard University, USA.
He is a former Lagos state and federal police spokesperson.

Author: News Editor

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