February 26, 2024

IGP reiterates commitment to improving policing system, orders posting of senior officers

Nigerian Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has reiterated commitment to improving policing system in the country.

The IG stated this in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday May 6, 2023.

According to the statement, the IGP also ordered the strategic posting of eighty-six (86) Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP’s) and two hundred and six (206) Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACP’s) to various Zonal Commands, State Commands and Formations across the nation.

The statement revealed that the senior officers will “deputize other senior ranking officers in the discharge of critical administrative, investigative, and operational policing duties for an effective and citizen-led policing system nationwide.”

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Baba explained that “the posting is aimed at strengthening and catalyzing national security mechanisms towards an improved policing system across the country.”

The IGP, while reiterating the commitment of the NPF’s leadership to continually embark on initiatives to improve internal security in Nigeria, has charged the newly posted officers to ensure a strategic display of experience, commitment to service, respect for fundamental rights, and evolve effective strategies for crime control.

He similarly tasked them with the achievement of the Force’s strategic policy objectives, the utmost level of professionalism, community-oriented public service, and compliance with the rule of law.

He has assured the general public of unhindered drives in all areas to effectively police Nigeria and strengthen our internal security in line with the Police mandate and call to duty for the betterment of our dear nation.

He reiterated the commitment of the force leadership towards improving policing services in all areas to meet up with contemporary policing ideals.

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