By Danlami Nmodu
The acting Inspector General of Police,IGP Mohammed A. Adamu,mni has reassured Nigerians that the Police under his watch will deliver “unprecedentedly professional and rule of law – guided” service during the 2019 elections.
IGP Adamu made the pledge at a dinner/reception in his honour by the Alumni Association Of The National Institute, AANI at NAF Conference Centre Abuja on Sunday.
While addressing the holders of the “Membership of the National Institute”, mni, the IGP himself an alumnus and former Directing Staff of The Institute re-assured the nation of “the full readiness of the Nigeria Police for the peaceful and secure conduct of the 2019 general elections.
He disclosed that “The implementation of the Strategic Election Security Framework developed by the Force under my watch to guide the peaceful conduct and success of the exercise has commenced and I am confident that police service delivery in the electoral process shall not only be optimal, it will be unprecedentedly professional and rule of law – guided.”
Newsdiaryonline reports that those present during the reception/dinner include former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, MallamNuhu Ribadu,mni who spoke glowingly about the new IGP, Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua,mni,Dr Nasirdeen Usman,mni acting Director of Studies, NIPSS and several holders of mni from across Nigeria.
IGP Adamu’s Strategic Vision
The IGP also disclosed that his “strategic vision is to return the police to the citizens”. He said “my overriding mandate is clear. It is simply to restore police primacy, which has been systematically eroded over the years.As the Inspector General of Police, I cannot single-handedly achieve this. I need the people to support me. It is in cognisance of this that my strategic vision is to return the Police to the citizens.
He added that “The strategic pathway to attaining this is to implement a Community Policing Policy that is guided by the contents of the document – “Strengthening Internal Security Framework and Community Policing In Nigeria : Policy Options and Strategies which is the product of a study by members of the Senior Executive Course 40, 2018 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau State.
“The document represents an intellectual masterpiece that could be utilised towards the formulation of a Community Policing Policy as an Internal Security Management Strategy. I am firmly committed to giving meaningful and sustainable effect to it. Consequently, in the coming days, I shall be inaugurating a ‘Community Policing Implementation Standing Committee’ to drive this process within a time frame. Some of you will be invited to be part of this noble process.
“Like other policies that I might emplace in furtherance to the attainment of my mandate, I call on you to be part of this wind of positive change and I trust that you shall walk the path with me, hand-in-hand, as true and dependable alumni with a commonly shared vision of a greater Nigeria,”IGP Adamu said.