IGP Adamu Visits Ogun, Says Police Will Be More Professional Than Before - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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IGP Adamu Visits Ogun, Says Police Will Be More Professional Than Before

 


Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

ABEOKUTA - In continuation of his morale boosting visits to police commands across the country, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has tasked men of the Nigeria Police Force not to be demoralize by the attacks suffered during the EndSARS protest. 


IGP Adamu charged the Police officers not to be discouraged in view of the media campaign against them, saying only criminals criticize police. 


He assured men of the Ogun Police Command of adequate protection if they follow the right procedure in enforcing law and order.


Adamu urged the Ogun command not to be demoralised nor afraid of carrying out their duties in the event that followed the #ENDSARS protest.


He said the police authorities would defend any personnel that is diligent and adhered to the professional ethics of the force.


The IGP spoke on Thursday in Abeokuta while addressing officers of the Ogun State Police Command as part of his tours of states affected by the #ENDSARS protest.


Adamu noted that no nation could survive without policing even as he informed them that the Buhari administration has taken various steps to reform the Nigerian Police.


According to him, “The government has approved an extension of health scheme to retired police personnel. The police salary structure has been reviewed affecting all ranks.


“Your job is important. Without you coming out, there will be chaos and you are special.


“Plans have been concluded for the renovation of police barracks across the country.


“You will not be demoralised. You’re being given a task to protect and you must do your job with confidence and you will also be protected. Follow the right procedure and do the right thing. Nothing will happen.


“The law allows you to protect citizens and yourself,” he said.


The State Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun said the IGP's visit would reawake the dampen morale of the police officers in the state. 


Ajogun explained that, about seven divisional headquarters were vandalized in the state with the DCO of Atan -Ota division, DSP Ogbeche losing his life. 


According to him, the police in the state have returned to their respective duty posts since it is their duty to protect lives and property.


He promised that the command would remain loyal and more professional in its desire to serve the people of the state, thanking the IGP for elevating the junior ranks to their next levels.

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