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IGP convenes security conference, retreat for senior officers

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has approved the fourth edition of the Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers across the nation.

The Nigeria Police Force made this known in an official statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, via X, formerly Twitter, on Saturday.

The conference and retreat are scheduled to be held at the Landmark Event Centre, Owerri, Imo State, from October 30 to November 1, 2023.

According to the statement, the gathering which is convened to foster economic prosperity, social integration and political development through enhanced security mechanisms will bring together Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, and Commissioners of Police from across the nation.

The statement reads, “The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, NPM, PhD, as part of his firm commitment to ensuring internal security stability and creating a secure environment conducive to the implementation of the Federal Government’s policies, has sanctioned the organization of the Fourth Edition of the Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers.

“The gathering themed ‘Fostering Economic Prosperity, Social Integration and Political Development through Enhanced Internal Security Mechanism’ is scheduled to take place from October 30th to November 1st, 2023, at the Landmark Event Centre, Owerri, Imo State.

“The Conference and Retreat will bring together Senior Police Officers of the rank of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, and Commissioners of Police. Moreover, it will involve the participation of carefully selected security management experts from across the globe, fostering peer review and the exchange of ideas on four prominent topics under four syndicates viz Service Scheme for the Nigeria Police Force; Professionalizing the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID); Re-orientation Programme for Officers and Men of the Nigeria Police Force; and Police Pension Scheme: Review of Changes in Pension Scheme and Suggestion of Further Changes.”

It added that the retreat will enable the officers to synergise with officers from sister security agencies, and national and international development partners on improving security & security-related issues in the country.

“The retreat will also serve as a platform for senior officers of the Force to engage with key officials from sister security agencies, and national and international development partners on in-depth discussions and strategic planning to enhance internal security mechanisms within the nation,” it added.

The statement also disclosed that President Bola Tinubu is expected to open the event with a keynote address.

State governors, service chiefs, heads of other security agencies, the president of INTERPOL, past Inspectors-General of Police, traditional rulers, and community leaders are also expected to be in attendance.

“The Conference and Retreat anticipates the presence of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, who will inaugurate the Conference and deliver the keynote address.

“Furthermore, distinguished guests expected at the event include State Governors, Service Chiefs, Heads of other Security Agencies, the President of INTERPOL, past Inspectors-General of Police, Traditional Rulers, and other Community Leaders including the youths, the press and CLOs.

The statement further stated that to ensure the success of the gathering, the IG is collaborating with a consulting firm, Matchmakers Consult International.

“To ensure the seamless organization of a successful and purpose-driven Conference and Retreat, the Inspector-General of Police is collaborating with Matchmakers Consult International.

“The Inspector General of Police, while encouraging the active engagement of all senior police officers in the country in this momentous occasion, urges them to share their valuable perspectives to bolster collaborative endeavours in fortifying internal security.

“He stressed that by promoting economic growth, societal cohesion, and political progress, the police can assume a central position in the advancement and prosperity of Nigeria,” the statement concluded.

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