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IGP SALUTES NIGERIANS ON DEMOCRACY DAY

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, has saluted the Government and people of Nigeria, as the nation marks its 16th year of unbroken democracy on Friday, May 29, 2015.rp_DIG_Solomon_Aranse-300x250.jpg

A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Ag. CP Emmanuel C.S. Ojukwu, said that while saluting the courage and gallantry of officers and men of the Force in protecting the nation’s thriving democracy, the IGP charged Police personnel to continue to subordinate themselves to civil authority and give maximum respect to the fundamental rights of the citizenry. He advised officers to remain politically neutral and steer clear of partisan politics in line with the professional ethics of the Force. He also warned that officers found meddling in local politics within or outside their areas of jurisdiction will be appropriately sanctioned.

The IGP equally pledged the unalloyed loyalty of the Nigeria Police Force to the Government and people of Nigeria, promising that the Force will continue to do everything within its power and available resources, including partnering with relevant stakeholders, to effectively discharge its constitutional and statutory responsibilities of securing lives and property of Nigerians, even in the face of current security challenges and the huge price involved.

He restated the commitment of the current Police Administration to reposition the Force for greater efficiency, and called for the cooperation of all citizens in this regards.

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