IGP Releases New Police Manpower Development Policy

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…Decorates 24 New AIGs

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has announced a new manpower development policy for the Nigeria Police Force.

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Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, FPPRO, in a statement issued yesterday said the IGP revealed the Nigeria Police Manpower Development Policy during the decoration of 24 newly promoted Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

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According to the FPPRO, the decoration of the new AIGs was 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.

“The IGP noted that the Manpower Development Policy of the Force 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 statement said.

“The Policy also prioritizes human capacity development and welfare of Police Officers for better police service delivery.”

The IGP congratulated the newly promoted officers and charged them to deploy their wealth of experience to support his leadership mission of positively changing the policing and internal security narratives in the country.

Also, he enjoined the officers to discharge the schedules of their new rank within the dictates of the law and the policing expectations of the citizens.

The statement quoted the IGP to have expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR 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 Honourable 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,” Mba said.

Dignitaries at the decoration ceremony included Muhammed Maigari Dingyadi, minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Musa Bello, minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, Chief of Army Staff, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, members of the Force Management Team and traditional leaders.

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