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Peace and Security, My Topmost Priority – DINGYADI, Celebrates Birthday

The Honorable Minister of Police Affairs has expressed delight at the dedication and commitment of staff of the Ministry of Police Affairs led by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Temitope Fashedemi.  He made this statement on wed. 17th Oct. 2021 during a surprise birthday celebration that was organized for him by the staff of the Ministry.

Dingyadi said that the mandate of the Ministry which is to provide policy framework to actualize security and peace in Nigeria was upmost in his heart and he encouraged staff of the ministry to be more dedicated and hardworking towards achieving the goal.

Speaking earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Temitope Fashedemi said there is need for everyone to be thankful to God as they mark another year in their life and expressed delight at the maturity and fatherly manner at which the Hon. Minister has been piloting the affairs of the ministry. He said further that the rare quality of gentility and understanding exhibited by the Hon. Minister, will not only make the Honorable Minister achieve further progress in the discharge of the mandate given to him  but also encourage staff to emulate such virtue

The Director, Legal Service, Bolarinde Omoluabi in his vote of thanks, thanked the Hon. Minister and pledged the total support and renewed commitment of the staff of MPA towards achieving the mandate given to the ministry.

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Ministry of Police Affairs, Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF)Poised to Show Worthiness to MR. President

Temitope Fashedemi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs has said that he with the support of the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi will run an open-door policy in order to achieve the mandate of the Ministry as a way of showing worthiness to Mr. President for entrusting part of the security of the Nation to the Ministry. Speaking during the courtesy visit of the management of Police Trust Fund to the management of the Ministry of Police Affairs, on Friday 9th October, 2020, Temitope emphasized on the need for all the agencies under the Ministry of Police affairs to collaborate and work towards achieving the corporate mandate of its existence.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto said that the main reason for the visit is to congratulate the Permanent Secretary on his appointment as he is a man whose wealth of experience and invaluable contributions to the Public Service and the nation cannot be underestimated. Ahmed, while soliciting for corporation, reiterated that the Nigeria Police Trust Fund is willing to work with the ministry as a team in ensuring that its mandate is realized. “it is therefore imperative that we work as a team to realize the set objectives and to move the Nigeria Police Force Forward”.


Explaining further, the NPTF boss hinted that the Trust Fund is envisioned to build a well-equipped and well-motivated Nigeria Police Force that would be prompt and responsive to security challenges in line with global standards and best practices. He noted that the Trust Funds mission is to provide the critical needs that would ensure the overall improvement and efficiency in the discharge of the duties and responsibilities of the Nigeria Police force, its auxiliary colleges and institutions. Ahmed expressed his desire for collectiveness in the discharge of duties as it will aid enhancement in service delivery.

Barr. Bolanle Omoluabi, Director, Legal Services, Ministry of Police Affairs in his vote of thanks, expressed gratitude for the efforts being put in place by the Ministry and the NPTF in mapping out strategies in combating insecurity which is Mr. President’s No. 1 agenda in this Next Level dispensation.

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Sequel to the recent deployment of Permanent Secretaries to man various Ministries, Departments and Agencies by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Mr Temitope Fashedemi assumed office as the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs (MPA) on 30th September, 2020

While addressing Directors of the Ministry, the incoming Permanent Secretary, commended Mr. President for giving him the opportunity to serve. He appreciated the Hon. Minister of Police Affairs for giving the outgoing PS, Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri the enabling environment to perform noting that there is need to always be a part of a success story which the outgoing Permanent Secretary, has   achieved. He noted that there are many challenges associated with moving into a new environment  however, the need to focus on the mandate helps in overcoming such challenges.
Temitope said that the security of this country, to a reasonable extent,  rests seriously on the shoulders of the Ministry of Police Affairs and there is need to build a good team, work together to achieve her corporate  mandate.
He  advised on the need to add value to one’s environment and by so doing, one adds value to himself. He enjoined the directors to see to it that the MPA becomes a family and a formidable force.

The outgoing Permanent Secretary, Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri in his handing over speech, said that the de-merging of the Ministry of Police Affairs from Interior is one of Mr. Presidents strategy in  enhancing the effectiveness of the Nigeria Police Force.
He noted that the Ministry was re-established with little or no resources but have been able to record laudable successes through its activities and pro-activeness.

Speaking on the Ministry s achievements during his tenure, the outgoing Permanent Secretary said that the most remarkable achievement recorded by the Ministry is the establishment of the Police Trust Fund, signing of the Police Reform Bill into law, creation of five  police formations in addition to the already existing 16 commands amongst others.
Mbaeri, while commending the efforts of Mr. President in ensuring that the Police affairs Ministry, which oversee the Police Force functions optimally by posted a man who he termed as being youthful, intelligent, innovative, hardworking and an IT guru to take over from him.
Admonishing the incoming Permanent Secretary, Temitope Fashedemi and the Directors present at the event,, Dr. Mbaeri said he had good working relationship with the Hon. Minister, who is more like a father to him. He said Directors and the entire staff of MPA helped him in the successes the Ministry recorded within his short stay.
In his vote of thanks, the Director , Legal Services, Bolarinde Omoluabi, thanked the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Dr. Maurice Nnamdi Mbaeri, for his selfless service, adding that he ran his office with “Open door”, making sure all staff of MPA was carried along.
Bolarinde expressed his believe that the new Permanent Secretary, Temitope Fashedemi will follow the steps of his predecessor and even do better. He promised on behalf of all the Directors to work harmoniously with the new PS in achieving the great mandate of the Ministry.


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Nigeria and U.S Has Cordial Relationship in Policing-Dingyadi


Nigeria and U.S Has Cordial Relationship in Policing-Dingyadi

The Honorable Minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Mohammad Maigari Dingyadi has said that Mr. Presidents number one agenda in this Next Level dispensation is to guarantee the security of lives and properties of the citizens of this great nation, Nigeria. This led to the re-establishment of the Ministry of Police Affairs.

In his speech during the courtesy call of the U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, H.E Beth Leonard to the Ministry on Tuesday, 10th March 2020, Dingyadi noted that great cordial relationship has existed between the U S and Nigeria especially in the area of policing.

Explaining one of the steps the Ministry is taking in making sure there is better policing, he said that the Police Trust Fund will aid in training of the men of the Police force maximally and ensuring their welfare. On the issue of community policing, Dinyadi noted that currently, Nigeria has about 350,000 (three hundred and fifty thousand police men which is not enough if we must think of appropriate policing, thus, the introduction of community policing.

Nigerian Minister of Police Affairs, US Ambassador to Nigeria and Permanent Secretary (MPA), Management of (MPA) and Deligates at the Visit of US Ambassador to MPA

The Minister said that adequate infrastructure needs to be put in place as more logistics and support is needed by the police.

Speaking earlier, the Ambassador of the U.S to Nigeria, H.E Beth Leonard said it has become pertinent that the US understands Nigeria’s priorities, challenges and issues because U.S and Nigeria have come a long way in policing.

Dr. Maurice Nnamdi Mbaeri, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police Affairs in his closing remark highlighted the need for U S to co-operate with Nigeria in the area of insecurity, curbing corruption and growing the economy in order to reduce the unemployment rate which is the canker worm that has aggravated the insecurity faced today.

While thanking the envoy on finding time to embark on such important visit, Mbaeri seized the opportunity to implore the US to assist in combatting Corona virus, noting that two cases have been identified in Nigeria. “U.S is far more advanced than Nigeria and it is hoped that they assist in combating this global health threat called Corona virus”.

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DINGYADI Task Staff on Service Delivery



The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs,  Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has reaffirmed his readiness to ensure the entire staff of the Ministry of Police Affairs contributes their quota to the success of the Ministry and the nation at large through commitment, accountability and hard work, noting that effective service delivery is Key to national development. He made this known in Abuja during his familiarization meeting with the staff of the Ministry recently. Dingyadi stressed that staff welfare and training is central to his style of administration since it aids productivity, but warned   ineffective staff of the consequence they tend to face.

The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Maurice Nnamdi Mbaeri in his remarks, commended the entire staff of the Ministry for maintaining good conduct despite paucity of fund for appropriate take-off and assured them of a better working condition since year 2020 budget have been approved.  Mbaeri said that for the Ministry to record adequate success, the management and staff must be willing to collaborate and work in harmonious manner. He added that the Ministry will institute an Award System for staff who shows diligence and effectiveness in service. Responding to questions from staff of the ministry,  he assured them that approval has been giving for staff auditing throughout the 36 states to enable government reduce wastages and fraud.

Comrade Basset Edet , representing the Chairman  Joint Council Union of the Ministry while delivering his speech, implored the management to carry the staff along  so as to keep all abreast. He equally tasked the staff to show professionalism in their respective fields. Bassey emphasized on the need to carry out a complete audit of the staff while acknowledging the fact that the Ministry of Police Affairs has staff in all the 36 states of the federation.

You may recall that the Ministry of Police Affairs was merged with Interior  Ministry in 2015. Due to the uprising of insecurity in the country, Mr. President re-established her in August 2019.
The Ministry of Police Affairs is saddled with the responsibility of Supervision and formulation of policies that would ensure efficient, effective and technology driven policing of the country.

Odutayo Oluseyi

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Police Academy Bill Set to be Harmonized


In a bid to address contentious areas of the Police Academy (Establishment Bill e.t.c), 2018 for a more invigorated and professional policing in Nigeria, a committee saddled with this responsibility was inaugurated by the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi.

Speaking at the inauguration which was held in Abuja, 12th February, 2020, the Hon. Minister ably represented by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Maurice Nnamdi Mbaeri, said the inauguration of the committee is as a result of the retreat organized by the Senate committee on Police affairs in collaboration with the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre in Lagos where contentious issues of the Bill was analyzed.

Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi explained that the committee membership was carefully selected to reflect various stakeholders who were free to consult and engage others for all-inclusiveness. The terms of reference to the members of the committee are as follows;

  1. To carefully study the entire content of the Nigeria Police Academy (Establishment e.t.c) Bill 2018.
  2. Obtain, Collate and examine input from the various stakeholders regarding the Bill.
  3. Obtain views and inputs and compare and contrast situations and circumstances from similar security training institutions such as Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA), Police Staff College, Jos (PSC) Police Anti-Terrorism School, Tai, Rivers State e.t.c.
  4. Prepare and recommend a Harmonized Document out of the Nigeria Police Academy (Establishment e.t.c) Bill, 2018 for presentation to the Senate Committee on Police Affairs for further necessary action.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Haliru Dauda Jika who was at the inauguration challenged the committee to work expeditiously bearing in mind national interest at all times. He informed the committee that as soon as they submit their report, a public hearing will be organized in respect of the Bill.

The Chairman and Commissioner, Police Service Commission, Barr. Tommy Mom, in his remark, expressed gratitude while pledging to deliver the report at the stipulatedtime.
The 10- man committee members who are expected to submit their report in 2 weeks’ time are as follows;

  1. Barr. Tommy Mom, Commissioner, PSC                                  – Chairman
  2. Rep. Of Inspector General of Police                                                   – Member
  3. Rep. Of Commandant (POLAC)                                                          – Member
  4. Barr. Sani Abdulazeez                                                                            – Member
  5. Rep. Of SA to Mr. President on NASS Matters                                    – Member
  6. Ibrahim Nureni, Director (Legal) Ministry of Police Affairs                 – Member
  7. Yahaya A. Muhammed, D(PRS) Ministry of Police Affairs                  – Member
  8. Rep. Of CLEEN Foundation                                                                    – Member
  9. AIG J. Egbunike (Police Budget & Accounts)                                     – Member
  10. Zubairu Muhammed, Director(PSD), M PA                           – Member/Secretary




Odutayo Oluseyi

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