IGP wraps up tour of duty, promises to improve officer welfare

Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba concluded a six-day tour of six northern states on Sunday and reiterated his commitment to improving the welfare of officers across the country.

During the tour, the police chief also commissioned state-of-the-art projects made by his administration.

Force spokesperson Muyiwa Adejobi said in a statement on Sunday that the projects included modern police stations with barracks, renovation of vital police infrastructure such as police training schools, buildings for sewing department and tape section etc.

The statement read: “During the commissioning of the projects and the engagement of community stakeholders as part of a confidence building exercise, the IGP and his team traveled by road and conducted patrols from Abuja to Kaduna; Kaduna in Kano; From Kano to Kazaure [Jigawa State]; Kazauré [Jigawa State] in Dandagoro [Katsina State]; From Kano to Damaturu [Yobe State] [tranversing parts of Jigawa & Bauchi State]; Damaturu[ Yobe] in Benisheik [Borno state]; Benisheik in Maiduguri in Borno State.

“The Inspector General of Police, while assuring officers of his administration’s commitment to bolstering enduring efforts to protect lives and property in the country, noted that a similar road trip to commissioning projects in the southern part of the country will begin in earnest.

“In the same vein, the IGP also reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to harness all means to improve Nigeria’s internal security architecture through better conditions of service, operational procedures upgraded standards and strong human/community relations”.

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