Decorates DIG Makwashi, Assures of Adequate Deployments for Off-Season Elections in Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi

The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, NPM, Ph.D., on Thursday 14th September, 2023, convened a pivotal meeting with Strategic Police Managers comprising Deputy Inspectors-General of Police and members of the Force Management Team, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police and Tactical Commanders, to assess the security situation and discuss pertinent security matters as we approach the Ember Months, historically characterized by increased activities and heightened security concerns. During the meeting, the IGP commended the dedication and tireless efforts of police officers, as well as the unwavering support of the government and the public, which have collectively contributed to the notable decline in crime rates nationwide.

The IGP, upon decorating a newly promoted Senior Police Officer, DIG Bello Makwashi, with his new rank as a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, acknowledged the critical role of Police Officers and relevant stakeholders in maintaining law and order, and expressed his heartfelt gratitude for their relentless commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens noting that the collaboration and coordination among various stakeholders have proven instrumental in achieving positive anti-crime outcomes. 

Addressing the forthcoming off-season gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States, the IGP assured the public that adequate deployments and security measures will be emplaced to create an environment where every eligible voter can exercise their civic duty without fear or intimidation. He reiterated the steadfastness of his administration’s commitment to upholding the principles of democracy and ensuring peaceful, free, and fair elections while urging all stakeholders to work together and support Police efforts to maintain the peace and security of these states before, during, and after the election periods.

The Inspector General of Police while emphasizing that effective and efficient policing services is key, called on the public to continue collaborating with the Force via provision of timely information and vigilance for a peaceful, prosperous, and progressive Nigeria during the Ember Months.

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