The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has vowed that he will change the policing system and internal security narrative in Nigeria and called on officers to join him in the crusade.
The police boss, who decorated the newly promoted 24 Assistant Inspectors General of Police in Abuja today, July 26, said that the new Nigeria Police Manpower Development Policy being introduced would make his dream come true.
He said that the Manpower Development Policy is a deliberate protocol to identify, elevate, and position professionally competent officers who will act as the Strategic Police Managers that will drive the new policing vision and give effect to strategies at responding to current and emerging security threats in the country.
“The Policy also prioritizes human capacity development and welfare of Police Officers for better police service delivery.”
The Inspector General asked the newly promoted officers 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 boss expressed 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.
The decoration of the new AIGs is the first phase in the decoration exercise of a total of 167 Senior Police Officers recently approved by the Police Service Commission following their recommendation by the IGP.