NPF: IGP Announces New Policy, Decorates 24 AIGs

Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba

In a move geared towards identifying, elevating and positioning professionally competent officers to respond to emerging current security threats in the country, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has announced the new Nigeria Police Manpower Development Policy

The IGP made the announcement today, 26 July, during the decoration of twenty-four newly promoted Assistant Inspectors General of Police, AIGs, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

According to the Force’s Public Relations Officer FPRO, CP Frank Mba, the decoration of the AIGs is the first phase in the decoration exercise of a total of One Hundred and Sixty-Seven senior police officers recently approved by the Police Service Commission, PSC, following their recommendation by the Police Chief.

IGP Baba noted that in addition to positioning professionally competent officers who will act as the Strategic Police Managers to drive the new policing vision and give effect to strategies at responding to current and emerging security threats, the Policy also prioritizes human capacity development and welfare of police officers for better police service delivery.

While congratulating the newly promoted officers, the IGP charged them to deploy their wealth of experience to support his leadership mission of positively changing the policing and internal security narratives in the country.

He also encouraged the officers to discharge the schedules of their new rank within the dictates of the law and the policing expectations of the citizens.

The Police Force boss expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari, for consistently committing to the Nigeria Police reform Agenda. He thanked the Police Service Commission for supporting and aiding the new human capacity development of the Force and equally appreciated the Minister of Police Affairs, the Senate and House Committees on Police Affairs, for their support to the police modernization, re-orientation and re-equipment drive.

Dignitaries at the decoration ceremony were the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammed Maigari Dingyadi, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Musa Bello, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Members of the Force Management Team, Traditional Leaders, amongst other dignitaries.

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