Ten thousand police officers who passed out on Thursday will be deployed to provide security during the 2023 general election.
The Inspector General of Police, Usman alkali slimerevealed this at the 2022 Police Officers Lot Passing-Out-Parade in Ilorin, Kwara State.
“It should be noted that after today’s event, all graduating conscript agents will be deployed to complement the officers in upcoming election security assignments across the country, in an attempt to ensure a free, fair and credible electoral process.
“Held simultaneously at four top-tier police training colleges and universities across the country, this event concludes six months of rigorous and highly challenging physical and intellectual training activities.
“It means the transition from the main professional police duties of recruits with the right orientation to face emerging security challenges within the dictates of the rule of law.
“It should also be taken into account that the recruitment was distributed in the 774 local government areas of the country with due regard to federal considerations and in accordance with the directives of the president,” stated IGP.
Mr Baba, who was represented by Police Zone 8 Deputy Inspector General Ashafa Adekunle, said that in order to achieve community policing objectives, all recruits would be sent back to their various local government areas.
He said that the return to its various LGAs would further strengthen the federal government’s police strategy to address communal crimes in their respective areas of competence.
State Police Commissioner Paul Odama urged new police officers to maintain a high level of discipline and avoid corruption.
He later presented awards to outstanding graduates.
Taking a career in the police
Meanwhile, Mr. Baba has called on parents to encourage their children and wards to pursue a career in the Nigerian Police.
He made the call at the fainting parade of police recruits under batch 2022 of the conscription scheme on Thursday in Bauchi.
The IGP, represented by AIG Zone 12, Olokode Olawale, explained that the essence of encouraging children to choose a career in the service was to uphold the common vision of an efficient Police Force.
“I call on all citizens to abide by the law and on parents to continue to encourage their children and wards to take an interest in pursuing a career in the Nigerian Police Force.
“That remains the most authentic platform to contribute to the path of national service,” he said.
He explained that the blackout parade was held simultaneously at four top-tier universities and 12 Police Training Schools to conclude six months of highly challenging and rigorous intellectual, physical and mental training activities across the country.
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“It means the transition of recruits to the main professional police functions with the proper orientation to face emerging security challenges within the dictates of the rule of law.
IGP Alkali assured that the heavy investment in the force remained a strong source of motivation that would reinvigorate the force to commit to achieving the national police mandate in line with Mr. Buhari’s vision.
“I want to remind graduates that they are entering a reformed Police Force that is experiencing an ethical renaissance, a Force that is increasingly equipped, well focused and properly oriented.
He said such a Force would bring the war on crime to the stronghold of criminal elements bent on threatening shared values of peace, security and freedom.
“Therefore, I congratulate you all and welcome you to the big, strong and resilient police family and wish you a fulfilling career as you begin your service in the Nigerian Police Force,” he said.
Mr. Baba assured the citizens that a new police force, duly imbued with courage, servitude and compassion, was being developed with renewed vigor to carry out statutory duties in enforcing law and order, as well as protecting lives. and properties.
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