Police Set To Reward Deserving Officers For Exemplary Performance


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By Anne Osemekeh, Abuja

All is set for the Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations Ceremony, where deserving police officers will be recognised for outstanding performance and dedication to duty.

According to the Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Sunday, the ceremony is scheduled to be held on the eve of Monday 15th April, 2024 at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

The nominees for the awards and their respective categories include: SP Ogunmolasuyi Busola Mariam (Lagos), CSP Mustapha Mohammed Musa (Ekiti), and SP Kasumu Rilwan Oluporo (Lagos) for the Investigator of the Year Award; SP Larrycarr Augustus Nwapi (Plateau), CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel (Kano), and CSP Adeniyi Adekunle (Ogun) for the Community Policing Advocate of the Year; Insp. Aminu Suleiman Jikamshi (Kano), Insp. Adekola Joseph (Osun), and Insp. Onyia Everistus (Enugu) for the Detective of the Year Award; SP Garba Ibrahim (Katsina), CSP Odeyeyiwa Oladimeji (Imo), and DSP Adeyemi Akeem (Zone 2 Lagos) for the Crime Buster of the Year Award; ASP Kabir Auwal (Kastina), ASP Zubairu Usman (Adamawa), and ASP Nnamdi Egbunike (NPF-NCCC) for the Cybercrime Buster of the Year Award.

Others are GD III Alabi Kayode, GD I Salisu Haruna and GD I Abdullahi Ibrahim for the Traffic Warden of the Year; SP Edafe Bright, SP Haruna Abdullahi, and DSP Daniel Ndukwe Ekea for the PRO of the Year; Cpl. Collins Obi, PC Tombrapa Grikpa, and Cpl. Abbey Yetunde as Sports Person of the Year; Operation Haba Maza Desert Intervention Squad Yobe, Federal Safer Highway Patrol (Yabo-Argungu/Sanyinna Road) Sokoto, and 40PMF Patrol Team Taraba for Patrol Team of the Year.

Still others are CSP Ihegboro Minachiso, ACP Kazim Olakunle Olayemi, and ACP Dere Yusuf Olalekan for Medical Personnel of the Year; CSP Babayola Mohammed Musa (DPO Bwari), SP Ojekunle Nurudeen Ishola (DPO Tarka), and CSP Shaba Aliyu (DPO Ekpan) for DPO of the Year; ACP Muhammad Musa, ACP Shehu Alao, and ACP Obigwa Francis Obigwa for Area Commander of the Year; and Insp. Daniel Shagbaor Kwaghaalade, ASP Madaki Wisdom Emmanuel, and SP Yetunde Olabisi Cardoso for Legal Officer of the Year.

Similarly, Award for Gallantry will be tussled by ASP Iro Shuaibu, SP Elaigwu Augustine and CSP Alphouse Andrew; Award for Integrity by Counter Intelligence Unit (FID), SP Okoi Emmanuel Iferi, and SP Idris Ibrahim; while SP Bako Angbashim, Insp. Iroere Friday, Insp. Abe Olubunmi, Sgt. Kuden Elisha, Sgt. Akpan Aniette, Sgt. Friday Ejemito, and Sgt. Ayere Paul will all get posthumous awards for their exceptional service.

The IGP Special Recognition has CP Benneth Igweh (FCT), CP Olufemi Abaniwonda (Delta), Officers of the Special Squad I (Lagos), DSP Isaac Solomon Iko-Ojo, Men of 14 PMF Adamawa, ASP Godwin Hosea, and Inspr. Atagbede Eneojo all in the category.

Also, the Special Achievement Award has DCP Mohammed Sanusi (Commander IRT), the NPF-NCCC, and DSP Ntul Sylvanus (EOD Borno) as nominees. Meanwhile, SP Moruf Akanbi Salami, CSP Ameh Lydia, and Police Medallists at the 13th African Games will receive the IGP Commendation; and CP Augustina Ogbodo (Ebonyi), CP Danjuma Aboki (Imo), and CP Olatunji Rilwan Disu (Rivers) will jostle for the Commissioner of Police of the year award.

At the event, a winner, in each of the categories, would emerge and be decorated by the special guests.

The IGP has showered encomiums on junior officers who have been well represented in the nominee’s lineup for their outstanding noticeable performances, which earned them the nominations. He also emphasized their crucial role in maintaining law and order across the country.

The Inspector General of Police, who extends heartfelt congratulations to all nominees, wishing them the very best at the ceremony, also reaffirms the staunch dedication of the Force to fostering a culture of excellence and professionalism among its personnel.

He charged all officers and men to continually show devotion to duty as the NPF looks forward to honouring more deserving officers in the future.

The Awards and Commendations ceremony aims at motivating officers and men of the NPF to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and service. It will recognize and honour gallant, industrious, committed, honest and patriotic officers of the Force whose nominations were thoroughly scrutinised by the award Committee, and inspire officers to be more committed to their work by emulating award winners.


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