BY TIMOTHY AGBOR
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, following the approval of his recommendation by the Police Service Commission, has ordered the deployment of 35 Commissioners of Police to various state commands and formations across the country.
The IGP, in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Tuesday, assured that the postings are in line with the commitment of the police leadership to ensuring effective policing, security, and the maintenance of law and order in Nigeria.
Amongst the newly posted Commissioners of Police are Adelesi E. Oluwarotimi to Kwara State Command; Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, to Oyo State Command; Augustina N. Ogbodo to Ebonyi State Command; Samuel Titus Musa to Kebbi State Command; Aderemi Olufemi Adeoye to Anambra State Command; Auwal Musa to Bauchi State Command; and Alamutu Abiodun Mustapha to Ogun State Command.
Others include Margaret Ochalla to Police Special Fraud Unit Annex Lagos; Banji Ogunrinde to head the Explosive Ordnance Unit; Rhoda A. Olofu to Ports Authority Police Western, Lagos; Kareem Musa to Interpol Annex Lagos; Audu Dabigi to Border Patrol Force; Abibo D. Reuben, to Police Mobile Force; Adekunle Ismaila Olusokan to Welfare FHQ Abuja; Omolara Ibidun Oloruntola to Special Fraud Unit FCID Abuja; and Abaniwonda S. Olufemi to Deputy Force Secretary, amongst others.
Furthermore, the IGP charged the appointed Commissioners of Police to key into his policies, vision, and mission for the Nigeria Police Force while mandating them to prioritize the safety and well-being of the citizens they serve, ensuring adherence to the principles of fairness, professionalism, and respect for human rights.
While urging them to serve as exemplary leaders, fostering harmonious relationships with other security agencies, community leaders, and relevant stakeholders, the Inspector General of Police tasked them to promote intelligence-led policing, proactive crime prevention strategies, and community engagement initiatives that will enhance public trust and confidence in the Nigeria Police Force.