“My New Vision for the Nigeria Police Force” - IGP Kayode Egbetokun

“My New Vision for the Nigeria Police Force” – IGP Kayode Egbetokun


The IGP, the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has outlined a new vision for the Nigeria Police Force.

Mr. Egbetokun, who addressed operatives and men at the Kwara State Police Command in Ilorin on Friday, said Nigeria deserves a professionally competent and people-friendly police service based on the rule of law.

He said there is also a desire to have a well-placed and respected police force that responds to the dynamics of crime in the country.

He added: “To achieve this vision, we will increase training and recruitment to address challenges on the ground.

“There is hope for the Nigeria Police Force and we will strengthen the force of the Police Force.

“We are looking at training and we will soon have a program underway to ensure that our officers receive training once a year.

“Apart from salary increases, especially improvements to the pension system, benefits will also be improved.

“My plan for the police pension system is to make sure that when you retire you still receive a paycheck.”

Regarding equipment, Egbetokun assured that the police will be provided with all the necessary logistics to carry out their duties effectively.

He expressed gratitude to the personnel of the Kwara State Police Command for their sacrifices to bring peace to the state.

“I am aware of the abuses of the command’s tactical units and divisional police officers, arrests, convictions and recoveries of weapons recorded in the state,” Egbetokun said.

In his welcome address, the state police commissioner, Victor Olaiya, called on armored personnel carriers to enhance the operations of the command.

Source: dailypost.ng

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