April 15, 2024

IGP Egbetokun assumes duty as Inspector General of Police

The Inspector General of Police, Egbetokun Olukayode Adeolu, PhD, NPM, has assumed duty as the Inspector General of Police, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This followed the compulsory retirement from service of the former IGP Usman Alkali Baba and his appointment by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on June 19, 2023.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, revealed this at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

Egbetokun, a Ph.D. holder and former commissioner, has held several positions in the police force in different regions of the country, including commandant, commissioner, and assistant inspector general, among others. He is an indigene of Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State. He joined the Police Force in the 1990s as a member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 16 at the prestigious Nigeria Police Academy.

“He holds a Doctorate degree in Peace and Security Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Economics, a Masters in Business Administration, a Certification in Electronic Data Processing/Computer Programming, a Masters in Engineering Analysis, and a Bachelors in Mathematics,” the statement reads.

IGP Egbetokun, the 22nd indigenous Inspector General of Police, appreciated the president’s confidence in him, stressing that the appointment is a commitment and a calling to make a difference in the shared mission to safeguard the lives and well-being of everyone that lives in our great country.

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The new IGP reassures Nigerians that the Nigerian Police Force will “strive for excellence, transparency, and accountability to rebuild public trust, restore confidence in our law enforcement institutions, and create a Nigeria where every citizen feels safe, protected, and respected. He assures that his administration will unveil new tactics to release the great potential the Nigeria Police Force possesses to secure the nation, build lasting peace, and deliver on the vision of the President for a thriving and prosperous Nigeria” under his leadership.

Egbetokun, therefore, re-emphasized his commitment to the principles of justice, security, and the rule of law.

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