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Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Inspector-General of Police (IGP)

365 days in office: IGP Egbetokun hosts conference with senior police officers

….Reflects on achievements, outlines strategies for improved, people-friendly policing  

….Rolls out salient achievements; Prepares for Edo, Ondo gubernatorial elections

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, on Thursday, June 20, 2024, hosted the monthly Conference with Senior Police Officers, which coincides with a significant milestone in the current administration, its 365th day in office.

The IGP, while addressing senior officers and members of the press, highlighted the progress made so far and the challenges faced over the past year since he assumed office as the 22nd Indigenous Inspector-General of Police, taking time to reflect, evaluate, and plan for the future.

According to a statement by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, “the IGP noted that during the past twelve months, the Force has faced considerable challenges, including terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, and armed robbery. Despite these threats, the Nigeria Police Force has remained resilient and dedicated to its mandate.

“The IGP commended officers for their hard work and dedication, emphasizing the positive results achieved through capacity building, service improvements, and strengthened relationships with sister services and the public.

“Reflecting on the year’s accomplishments, the IGP acknowledged the vital achievements of his administration in one year including the presentation of a total of ₦9.85 billion to families of deceased officers under the Group Life Assurance Scheme and the IGP Family Welfare Scheme, the declaration of April 7 as National Police Day by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the promotion of inaugural Police Commendation and Awards Ceremony, the promotion of 33,867 officers based on merit, competence, and available vacancies.

“Also is the advancement of infrastructural development which will culminate in the commissioning of some projects such as the Nigeria Police Resource Centre, the International Conference Centre, the Nigeria Police Force National Cybercrime Centre (NPFNCCC), the Force Intelligence Building, the Force Public Relations School, the Police Intelligence School located in Share, Kwara State, Evidence/Exhibits Storage facilities, and newly acquired operational assets including vehicles, APCs, Drones, Gun trucks etc.”

The statement also noted that “in the past one year, the Nigeria Police Force has arrested 35,496 suspects for their participation in various crimes, rescued 1,907 kidnapped victims, and recovered 2,750 firearms, 22,569 ammunition, and 1,540 vehicles nationwide, while the Legal/Prosecutions Section has successfully prosecuted 29,052 criminal cases, securing 16,200 convictions. The conference also focused on the upcoming gubernatorial elections in Edo and Ondo States, with the IGP outlining security plans to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in ensuring smooth elections.”

The Inspector-General of Police also extended appreciation to President Tinubu, “for his support and reiterates the commitment of the Nigeria Police to serving the nation with integrity and dedication. He also assures that the Police pledges to work collaboratively towards a safer, more secure Nigeria.”



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