Makinde Charges Nigeria Police on Commitment

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state wants Nigeria Police to be more committed in keeping the unity and oneness of the country through effective policing.

He stated this while receiving the Squadron officers of the Nigeria Police who paid him a courtesy call at the Executive Chamber, Governor’s office, Ibadan.

Governor Makinde who spoke through his Deputy, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan said the government has great trust in the Nigeria police to provide adequate security in the state.

Governor Makinde said Oyo state government would continue to work harmoniously with police and other security operatives to strengthen the security architecture of the state.

Oyo state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sina Olukolu who was part of the entourage said the officers undergoing training were in the state to know the peculiar security problems facing Oyo state.

The team leader of Squadron commander, Mr. Livingston Orutugu noted that training and re-training of men and officers of Nigeria Police was part of the policy thrust of the present Inspector General of police.

Mr. Orutugu said the squadron established as Anti-Riot Unit of Nigeria Police trained the 68 senior police officers to tackle security challenges facing the country head on.

The 68 Squadron Commanders comprises 68 Assistant Commissioners of Police were drawn from 36 states of the federation.

Iyabo Adebisi

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