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Outgoing AIG Advocates Technology Driven Police System

The Outgoing Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 11, Mr. Agunbiade Olasore has called for review of the curriculum of police training in Nigeria.

Mr. Olasore spoke at the valedictory parade to mark his retirement from the Nigeria Police Force, after thirty five years of exploits in the service.

The Retiring Assistant Inspector General suggested the incorporation of citizenship, valour of service as police officers, military and other para military courses into the curriculum.

Mr. Olasore also called for a technology driven police system in Nigeria, in line with the reality of contemporary crimes which are more technology aided.

He explained that the ongoing police reform would impact greatly on the character of policing in the country as it would increase the consciousness of the public and police officers alike to know that providing security required the collaboration of all.

Mr. Olasore advised serving men and officers to conduct their duties with compliance to the rule of Law and decorum, obtainable in the twenty first century society.

Also speaking, Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olawale Olokode congratulated the outgoing AIG for his meritorious service to Nigeria since he enlisted into the force.

Mr. Olokode assured residents of Osun state that the police would not rest on its oars to stem the tide of thuggery and ritual killings prevalent in the state.

In a remark, Osun State Governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola who was represented by his Special Assistant on Security matters, Mrs. Abiodun Ige commended the police for working assiduously to sustain the profile of the state as the most peaceful in Nigeria.

Governor Oyetola encouraged men and officers of the force to be professional in their conduct so as to gain the confidence of the people.

The retiring AIG in charge of Zone 11,comprising of Oyo and Osun states was born in Idominasi in Obokun Local Government area of Osun state.

He enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on the first of February1986 as a cadet Assistant Superintendent and rose to the position of AIG.

The valedictory parade was attended by the father of the retired AIG, Chief Olasore, traditional rulers, retired senior police officers as well as all the chiefs of security services in Osun state, including the Nigeria Army and Airforce, the Nigeria immigration service, the Nigerian Civil Defense Corps and the Correctional Services.

Adenitan Akinola

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