Use extended tenure to refresh crime-fighting, PGDI urges IGP

A non-governmental organisation, Patriot for Growth and Development Initiative (PGDI), has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to use his extended tenure to refresh crime-fighting tactics.

The group’s executive director, Isaac Nasim, who made the call at a world press conference in Lokoja on Friday, said the president would have considered the “experience, international exposure and his capacity in stemming the tides of crimes and criminality in his short tenure that warrant the extension.’

He urged Nigerians to give him maximum support to root out the remaining criminals.

“It is factual that the power to prolong the tenure rest squarely with the president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Muhammadu Buhari, and the extension was done in good faith.

“It must be clearly stated that before the coming into office of IGP Adamu, the Nigerian Police was bedevilled with menace of internal security threats, lack of professionalism in the police force, low morale of officers and men of the force due to lack of modern policing and training.

“We commend President Buhari for identifying the professionalism and leadership qualities and service experience of Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and his entrustment with the responsibility of supervising the police force as the IGP in 2019.

“We do not doubt that the IGP will use this period to further bring to bear his leadership, professionalism, and hard work in repositioning the Nigeria Police for better service delivery thereby justifying the huge taxpayers’ money invested into the Nigerian Police.

“We call on the IGP to use this extended time in office to ensure that befitting compensations are given to all the police officers and men who were victims of the #ENDSARS protest of October 2020.”

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