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Police Council Confirms Kayode Egbetokun as Substantive IGP

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Acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun has been confirmed as substantive IGP of the Nigeria Police Force.

Egbetokun was confirmed by the Police Council Tuesday, during it’s meeting,which was presided over by President Bola Tinubu, at the Presidential Villa.

Speaking to State House Correspondents shortly after the Council meeting, the Minister of Police Affairs, Ibrahim Gaidam who announced the confirmation, said Egbetokun’s competence, transparency, diligence and honesty informed the Council’s decision to confirm him.

“He has been in acting capacity since he was appointed last for three four months ago. Based on records and what we have particularly seen in him.

“He has a very rich CV. He has attended several police security courses, and he is imminently actually qualified to be confirmed as a policeman. I found him to be very qualified, very honest, very transparent and very hardworking. So we will support him with the President’s proposal. And we said that he should be confirmed as substantive inspector general police”, Gaidam said.

Chairman, Police Service Commission, Solomon Arase said the confirmation will give the IGP the necessary confidence he needs to lead his men.

Arase explained that other issues that were discussed at the meeting borders on the need to reform the security sector and the nation’s internal security management.

The Chairman PSC asserted that “I believe that there is need for us to sit down together critical stakeholders and take a look again at our internal security management, what are the issues? What are the timelines, what are the implementation strategy that we need to get done? So those were part of the issues that we deliberated upon”.

Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun said IGP Egbetokun highlighted some of the reforms that are key to tackling security challenges in Nigeria including the need for technologically-driven and community based policing as well as improved budget provision.

For his part, the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, congratulated the IGP, stating that his rich curriculum vitae, experience, intellect and practicality earned him the confirmation. “I congratulate the new IGP for this well deserved elevation. He also addressed us as a council onl the state of policing in Nigeria, amongst other things, the need to ensure that required budgetary provision is provided for community based policing which has been proven to be very effective”,the governor said.

On decisions taken at the Nigeria Police Council, Governor Mohammed said President Tinubu directed a Special Committee to be constituted to examine the security gaps in the country with a view to harmonizing and infusing technology to Police operations.

“He also also spoke about the fact that we need to look at the issue of police recruitment, which was a point that was conversed and further edited by the chairman of the Police Service Commission, and it led to Mr. President, comprising a committee”.

The Council members were of the view that the new IGP has the capacity to carry out government reforms that will aid the fight against insecurity across the nation.

Egbetokun who is now the 22nd substantive IGP, was appointed by President Bola Tinubu in acting capacity over three months ag

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