The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has decorated two newly promoted Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, (DIGs), Sadiq A. Bello and Dandaura Mustapha.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, says the decoration of the DIGs took place Thursday, 13 October, 2022, in the office of the Police Chief.
TheFact Nigeria reports that DIG Sadiq Bello was, until his recent promotion, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Kano, while DIG Dandaura Mustapha was in charge of Zone 4, Makurdi.
The IGP urged the senior officers and recently promoted officials on quality delivery of policing services to members of the public while ensuring full compliance with the police reform agenda of the President.
The decoration event is in line with the recent promotion approved by the Police Service Commission, in which the two officers’ recommendation by the IGP was approved by the Commission.
In another development, the IGP, at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall of the Force Headquarters Abuja, also unveiled the official logo and mascot for the 13th Biennial Police Games (BIPOGA), scheduled to hold in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, from 23rd to 30th November, 2022.
The IGP noted that the Games will provide a distinctive opportunity to maintain the mental alertness and physical fitness of officers, strengthen the bond of espirit de corps amongst security agents, and identify sporting talents, most of whom will emerge as stars in the global sporting stage.
He appreciated the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, and people of the State for accepting to host the Games in the beautiful, colourful, friendly, transformed city of Uyo, and for assuring participants of nothing but the best in terms of hospitality and warmth.
IGP Baba further expressed hopes that police athletes will shatter long standing records at the Games even as he tasked the Chairman and Sole Administrator of the Force Sports Planning Committee and his team to deliver a sporting spectacle never before witnessed in the history of the Nigeria Police Force.