The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has honoured one of their own in a pull out parade, as he bows out of service of the Force.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG David Femi Oyebanji Folawiyo, was today, 24th November, 2021, pulled out in a glamorous and colourful Pull-Out-Parade ceremony organized by the Force in his honour at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, having successfully completed his statutory years of service to the nation.
TheFact Nigeria reports that Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, who felicitated with the celebrant on his meritorious retirement from the service of the Force, described DIG Folawiyo, as a very fine officer and astute Member of the Force Management Team under the current Police leadership, whose invaluable contrbutions in the advancement of the course of peace, public safety and security in Nigeria will be greatly missed.
DIG David Folawiyo, a member of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, joined the Nigeria Police Force in March 1988 as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP.
A holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a master’s degree in International Relations, DIG Folawiyo served the Force, humanity and the nation at large in various capacities within and outside Nigeria since his commissioning and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Inspector General of Police, a position that availed him the opportunity to serve as a member of the Nigeria Police Force Management Team and coordinating DIG in-charge of the South-West geo-political zone.
Amongst his numerous professional deliveries, he will be most remembered for his passion in coordinating and facilitating the development and approval of the ICT Policy for the Nigeria Police Force while he served as the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Following his retirement, the IGP has approved the posting of Ag. DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, as Member of the Force Management Team and coordinating DIG in-charge of the South-West geo-political zone of the country.
Ag. DIG Kokumo, who, until his recent elevation was the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in-charge of the Zone-2 Headquarters, Lagos, takes over from DIG David Femi Oyebanji Folawiyo, and would be heading the Department of Research and Planning of the Force.
IGP Baba, on behalf of the Force Management Team and entire personnel of the Force, appreciates the retired DIG David Femi Oyebanji Folawiyo, and wishes him a fulfilling life in retirement.