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Why President Buhari Should Give IGP Adamu A Second Term- Group

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By Babajide Okeowo

A group, Coalition Of Youth And Student Organisations, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to extend the tenure of Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu who is scheduled to retire from the Nigeria Police Force on February 1, 2021.

The group believed that the continuity of IGP Adamu would serve as a morale booster to police personnel in the fight against criminality in the country as well as a continuation of series of reforms under his leadership that have injected professionalism and productivity among officers and men of the force.

These were contained in a statement signed by the convener, Comrade Isah Jabbi.

“While we appreciate the forthright decision of our dear President Muhammadu Buhari, to have appointed one of our best hands, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, as the IGP then, we are proud to say that the President’s decision has been justified to a huge extent, despite the challenges posed by our internal security.

The morale of the officers and men of our police force is now always high and this has been made possible by the visionary and dynamic leadership style of Mr. Muhammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, under whose leadership the Nigerian Police has continued to record tremendous successes both against our security challenges and in the general well being of Officers and Men of the force.

IGP Adamu’s brutal confrontation of Banditry is not only a pacesetter in the history of the Nigeria Police, he is a man with many ‘firsts’.

The Nigerian Police under his leadership has conducted successful recruitment, training, and deployment of 10,000 police recruits in line with the Federal Government’s manpower development plan of the Nigeria Police.

Enhancement of Operational Capacity of the Force with the procurement of Patrol Vehicles including 46 Police Smart Surveillance (CCTV Camera-on-the Move) Vehicles, Tactical Operations Vehicles fitted with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment; Armoured Personnel Carriers; Troop Carriers; and 7 Anti-Riot Water Cannon Trucks” the group said.

The group added that “The leadership of the Force under IGP Adamu has also achieved the completion and launch of The Nigeria Police National Command and Control Centre (NPF-C4i). The first phase of the Nigerian Police Crime and Incident Data Centre (NPC & IDB).

Deployment of cutting-edge technology in our crime management operations with the acquisition of the Police Smart Surveillance Vehicle which is fitted with high-resolution, long-distance CCTV monitoring equipment with night electronic functionalities and is linked to the Nigeria Police National Command and Control Centre (NPF-C4i).

The vehicles are currently being deployed for real-time electronic monitoring of the Abuja-Kaduna highway and other major highways and vulnerable locations across the country including the electronic surveillance of NNPC pipelines in the country.

Strengthening of our democratic values, with the provision of requisite quality leadership that guaranteed the successful conduct of the 2019 General Elections, and other off-season elections that were conducted under his tenure. “Upon assumption of Office, IGP

Adamu identified the abuses associated with the promotion process as a fundamental factor in the less than optimal productivity profile of police personnel.

Hence, he set out to address the welfare concerns by restoring confidence and integrity in the process. Under this policy, he discouraged the abuses associated with special promotion and stabilized the promotion system by upholding the principle of merit and seniority.

Hence, the anxiety associated with the promotion in the Police which often impact productivity has been addressed and officers are now motivated, more than ever before, to perform their duties assured that they shall be rewarded within the dictates of our traditional policing standards” they added.

They added that under his leadership, crime has been brought to the barest minimum.

“The police fight against Banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery across the country under the leadership IGP Adamu, has brought crime to the barest minimum”.

On defending the nation’s internal security the statement asserted that

“The Police continually maintained a posture to defend Nigeria’s internal security, IGP Adamu understands the power of unity and that is why he maintained robust security relations with security agencies in the county, and together they have achieved tremendous success.

The Police/Civil relationship has also improved tremendously and the civilian population now sees more reasons to support the Police like never before.

A situation that has enables the Police to carry out many successful operations with the help of the civilians who volunteer information to them.

Meanwhile, the coalition in the statement concluded and pointed that, “Mr. Adamu’s patriotism and commitment to Nigeria is unparalleled, and as the popular maxim says, ‘the reward for hard work and exemplary leadership skills is more work’, and such, should be considered to continue to pilot the affairs of the Nigerian Police.”

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