The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has hosted journalists and crime reporters in Abuja.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday December 21, 2022.
According to the statement, the Journalists were hosted in evening of Tuesday 20th December, 2022.
The journalists and crime reporters cut across all sections of the media including print, electronic and social media covering the police beat.
They were hosted to a banquet at the Nigeria Police Officers’ Mess, Garki, Abuja to show appreciation for balanced reportage and further cement the synergy between the NPF and the media.
The IGP appreciated the reporters for their dedication to ensuring that members of the Nigerian society receive timely updates on matters relating to the Force even as he urges them to enthrone balanced reportage and patriotism in the discharge of their duties.
He similarly charged them to eschew sentiments and unprofessionalism while conducting their business.
“The IGP felicitates with the media and entire Nigerian populace on the Christmas season, while wishing them a prosperous new year 2023 in advance,” the statement read.
It added, “He assured of improved working relationship in the coming year, and noted that his administration is committed to press freedom and issue-based engagements which has been the fostering force behind the fruitful interrelation enjoyed in 2022.”