FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO FLUSH OUT BAD EGGS FROM THE POLICE – POLICE MINISTER
The Honorable Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi has commissioned 30 vehicles donated to the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja on Friday, 27 November, 2020.The event coincided with “Conference of the Senior Officers of the Police Force across the states”, a monthly meeting designed to brainstorm and forge a way forward in the security architecture in Nigeria.
Speaking at the conference, the Hon. Minister, said the Buhari led administration is committed to ensuring that the police is well equipped, modern technology driven. “Government will continue to provide training and re-training to ensure that police is working effectively “. Dingyadi expressed with dismay the infiltration of bad eggs in the police force. He said that government is determined than ever before towards flushing them out to enable the police regain its image positively.
Encouraging them on the need to contribute their quota towards maintaining peace and security in the country, Dingyadi said that the problem which have bedeviled the police can only be tackled in the spirit of togetherness while re-assuring them of the President’s unflinching confidence that the Police is equal to the dynamics of the present security challenge.
In his speech, the inspector General of Police ,Mohammed Adamu said that the security challenges were particularly compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic and the violence that resulted from the EndSARS protests. He noted that in due cognizance of these developments, the meeting of the top police officers across the states becomes Paramount as there is need to review the security challenges of the country as the year winds down.
The IGP noted that the topmost agenda of the meeting is to evaluate the progress made and challenges relating to the police mandate as well, project into the future to advance management security responsibilities.
He charged the officers to continue providing strategic leadership that will keep them focused on the attainment of their policing work on sustainable basis.
“The ever increasing crime is a challenge to our professional competence” Adamu said. He seized the opportunity to pledge support to the families of demised officers during the EndSARS protests saying that the federal government have mapped out strategies to ensure they are assisted optimally.
While re-assuring the officers of Mr President’s continued commitment to making sure that Nigeria Police measures up globally, he advised them to review their security architecture across the states in order to curb insecurity this yuletide.