The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni yesterday, 29th January, 2021 commissioned the newly constructed Nigeria Police Public Relations School, Lafia, Nasarawa State.
One of the legacy projects the Force has embarked upon within the past 2 years, the Police PR School will help to breed a more people-friendly, professional and human rights compliant Police Force, in addition to improving capacity and bridging public relations knowledge gaps amongst personnel of the Force, as well will bring policing closer to the people and foster improved police-citizens relationship.
In his keynote address, the IGP noted that the construction of the School is in tandem with the vision of the Force to promote quality service delivery through constant training and re-training of personnel of the Force.
He further disclosed that the Nigeria Police PR School is open to all lovers of knowledge within and outside the shores of Nigeria and will be offering relevant programs in the field of public relations, emotional intelligence, psychology, sociology, community policing, strategic leadership etc.
The IGP, while expressing sentiments of gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the unrelenting commitment of the Federal Government towards providing necessary training infrastructural requirements and other organizational assets of the Force, also thanked the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, and the host community for providing a very serene and conducive environment for the construction of the school.
The Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, in his remarks, commended the IGP for the laudable project and assured of the Government’s continued support towards the smooth running of the School and the Police in general.
Notable dignitaries in attendance at the commissioning ceremony were the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, the Emir of Lafia, Hon. Justice Side Bage Muhammad I, members of the Force Management Team, DIG David Folawiyo, mni, and DIG Joseph Egbunike.
Others are, the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Lafia, Prof. Muhammad Sanusi Liman, the President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Mallam Muktar Sirajo and Member, Academic Board Nigeria Police PR School, Lafia, Prof Emmanuel Dandaura.