Former Inspector Generals of Police (IGP) have tasked the Acting IGP Mohammed Adamu to be neutral and professional in the discharge of his mandate especially as the election draws near.
The former IGPs who stated this in Abuja during the decoration ceremony of 18 newly promoted Assistant Inspector General (AIGs) and 33 Commissioners of Police emphasized the need to stop god-fatherism in the Force and show respect to all.
The former IGPs Aliyu Attah, Mohammed Abubakar, Suleiman Abba, and Solomon Arase also reminded the senior officers that no seat of power was permanent.
The former police chiefs while charging Adamu to take advantage of the 2019 elections to write his name in gold in the history of the country also advised him to refuse to be used by anyone.
Earlier in his remark, the Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu assured Nigerians and the international community that the police has perfected plans and mobilized available assets towards giving the nation peaceful and credible elections.
Adamu also charged the decorated officers to be professional in their conduct.
He said: “Let me remind the promotees that the 2019 general elections are around the corner and the Nigeria Police Force, being the lead agency in the electoral process are expected to exhibit Optimal level of professionalism and to undertake their mandate within the dictates of rule of law.
“I can assure the nation and the international community that we have perfected plans and mobilized available assets towards giving to the country peaceful and credible elections.”
He also disclosed that all the new senior officers will be deployed for election duties.
“All of you, the newly promoted officers, will be deployed to play active roles in this process, The Force leadership and indeed, the nation looks up to you to manifest your sense of professional excellence in the election security task you might be deployed to perform. I trust that you shall not fail the Force, neither will you fail the nation in this arduous national duty.”
“The elevation of these seasoned senior Police Officers is a clear testimony to their history of professional excellence, loyalty, zeal and invaluable experience. That their promotion was guided by the principles of seniority and merit are also a clear testimony to the new focus of my leadership in relation to promotion policy.”
The promoted AIGs are; Maurice A. Yusuf; Ibrahim A. Lamorde, former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC); Murtala Usman Mani, Wilson A. Inalegwu, a former CP, FCT; Dibal Paul Yakadi, Haruna Huzi, Mshelia, Mohammad A. Mustafa, Hyelashinda Kimo Musa, former CP, FCT, Ebonyi and Akwa Ibom Commands, Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, a former Oyo State Command CP; Olusola Kamar Subair, Basen Dapiya Gwana, David Oyebanji Folawiyo, Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, Nkpa N. Inakwu, Chris Okey Ezike, until now CP, Abia State; Moses Ambakina Jitoboh, D.M Obembe and Wilson O. Akhiwu.
The new CPs are; Uche J. Anozie, Nwamhi Felix Yame, Mohammed Abdulmumini Gimba, Musa Adze, Philip Sule Maku, Umaru Haruna Miringa, Usman Sule Gomna, Adamu Usman, Daniel Sokari-Pedro, Ahmed Mohammed Azare, Adamu Saleh Jajeri, Maigana Alahi Sani, Audu Adamu Madaki and Dajuma Mohammed Lawal.
Others are; Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, John Ogbonnaya Amadi, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, Mohammed Bagega, Bello Makwashi, Buba Sanusi, Suleiman Balarabe, Rabiu Ladodo, Ndatsu Aliyu Mohammed, Yunusa Edwin Ogwuche, Cyril I. Okoro, Awosola Awotunde, Ayodele Andrew Olatunji, Garuba Danjuma, Bello Sani Dalijan, Imaikop Asuquo Okpongkpong and Sahabo Abubakar Yahaya, Jerome E. Bentem, Idris Nagoyo, Ibrahim A. Gora and Edna Obiageri.” Ugbebor.
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