The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, has called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of developing the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) as part of contribution to nation building.
Dingyadi made the call during the commissioning of Salame Divisional Police Headquarters, Gwadabawa Local Government Area, Sokoto state.
A press statement by the ministry’s Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Odutayo Oluseyi, said the minister also handed over a brand new operational vehicle donated by a member of the National Assembly representing Gwadabawa/Illela Federal Constituency, Hon. Abdullahi Balarabe Saleme.
Highlighting the progress made so far in the ministry, Dingyadi said: “I have inaugurated a ministerial committee of experts that will midwife the formal take- off of the Police Trust Fund by January 2020, which is expected to cater for the training and re-training; provision of modern policing equipment as well as infrastructural development for the police force.
“I have also inaugurated the Ministerial Project Co-ordination Committee (MPCC) to oversee the implementation of all approved projects and programmes in line with government policy direction.”
Also speaking, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Idris, who was represented by AIG Muhammed, solicited the support of the community and other stakeholders, especially in the area of information inflow, in order to ensure a robust community led policing.
In his welcome address, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Sokoto State, CP Ibrahim Sani ka’oje, said the new Salame Division was originally an outpost under Gwadabawa Division and was built in the year 1982.
He warned officers and men posted to the Salame Divisional Headquarters to respect the fundamental human rights of every individual while discharging their duties and shun acts of corruption and other vices that may tarnish the image of the Force.
He also warned against their involvement in civil related cases such as land and chieftaincy disputes in order not to attract litigations against the Force.