‘My new vision for Nigeria Police Force’ – IGP Kayode Egbetokun

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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has outlined his new vision for the Nigeria Police Force.

Addressing officers and men of the Force at the Kwara State Police Command in Ilorin on Friday, Egbetokun said Nigeria deserves a professionally competent and people friendly police service driven by rule of law.

He said there is also the desire to have a well positioned and respected Police Force that will respond to the dynamics of crime in the the country.

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He added, “To achieve this vision, we will intensify training and recruitment to meet the challenges on ground.

“There is hope for the Nigeria Police Force, we are going to increase the strength of the police.

“We are paying attention to training, very soon, a program is underway to ensure policemen undergo training once in a year.

“Welfare will be improved, apart from salary increment particularly improvement on pension scheme.

“My plan for Police Pension Scheme is to ensure that when you retire, you still get your salary.”

On equipment, Egbetokun assured that all logistics needed by the police to do their job effectively will be provided.

He thanked operatives of the Kwara State Police Command for their sacrifices in making the state peaceful.

Egbetokun said, “I am aware of the exploits of tactical units of the Command, Divisional Police Officers and the arrests, convictions and recovery of arms recorded in the state.”

In his welcome address, the State Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya, requested armoured personnel carriers to enhance the operations of the Command.

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