The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has flagged-off a Community Sensitization Campaign and Palliative Support Program against coronavirus.
The program, a community-driven initiative of the Force, which was launched today, May 19 in Abuja, is aimed at supporting families within the policing communities adversely affected by coronavirus pandemic prevention lockdown and other regulations.
A statement by the spokesman of the Force Headquarters, Frank Mba, said that already the IGP has appointed a Commissioner of Police, Dr. Aisha Abubakar, presently the most senior female police officer in the Force, to coordinate other female police officers in accomplishing the task.
The statement said that initiative, a brain-child of serving female Police officers, would involve visits to local communities in the States across the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“The Team shall carry out sensitization and enlightenment campaigns on the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic. It would also engage in the distribution of palliatives and relief materials including food items, beverages and other essentials to families of junior police officers and the civil populace.
“In the FCT, the Team will be visiting Kurduma, Galadimawa, Keti, Kabusa, Garki and Deidei areas as part of the flag-off.”
Speaking at the flag-off, the IGP said that there is a thin line between abject lack and crime, even as he commended the female police officers for the initiative and their personal and collective sacrifices.
He said that they have proven the fact that they are true Mothers, Aunties, Sisters and worthy Ambassadors of the Force.