The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, Friday decorated seven newly promoted Deputy Inspectors-General of Police and 13 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police with their ranks at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
The police boss said the promotion is to kick start a new face in the administration of the police force.
He added that officers must do things differently by introducing friendly strategies that will chart a new course for enforcement of law in Nigeria.
The acting IG revealed that he had activated initiatives to mobilize support and prepare the force to move in a new direction in what would be a departure from what obtained within the police system.
Mr. Abubakar maintained that, the new direction stipulates respect for human rights, civility to the public, zero tolerance for corruption, effective and efficient provision of police services, enhanced collaboration and partnership with other law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders.
He boasted that he had nurtured a dream of an effective police force over the years, adding that he had demonstrated some of his vision within the capacity of the various offices he has held.
The IG praised the Police Service Commission for being sensitive to the challenges facing the force, and for giving him a team he could work with, promising to bring about tremendous improvements to the security situation in the country.
“I am convinced that the success of every police organization, aside standard mechanisms, largely depends on the level of cooperation, partnership and support it derives from the public it serves. This administration will therefore encourage enhanced participation of the organized public, civil society groups and other stakeholders in the generation of policing policies as well as the monitoring of their enforcement as they affect individual environment,” Mr. Abubakar said.
The acting IG assured all police personnel that his administration would enthrone merit and support field officers to perform optimally while recognizing and rewarding hard work as well as celebrating exemplary conduct and achievements.
He decorated the DIGs and AIGs assisted by their spouses and representatives of the Minister of Police Affairs and Police Service Commission.