The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, on Thursday sounded a note of warning to police officers in the country to stay away from indiscipline.
This was made known by the Deputy Director of Press, Bolaji Kazeem, while relaying the outcome of a meeting between Gaidam, Hajia Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, the Minister of State Police Affairs and the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.
Kazeem quoted the minister to have issued a stern warning to police officers, regardless of rank, to shun indiscipline or pay dearly.
He noted that the efficient reform of the Nigerian Police Force is the duty of everybody.
His words, “We will not tolerate indiscipline within the police force, and discipline must be observed by all officers, regardless of rank or cadre. This platform is a crucial opportunity for fruitful discussions and exchanging perspectives on formulating a robust working plan for the Nigeria Police. As someone who has served as a Governor and Chief Security Officer of one of the most embattled states affected by Boko Haram for over a decade, I understand the urgent need for police reform by global best practices in policing to ensure public safety.”
Also speaking during the meeting, the Acting IGP Kayode Egbetokun, congratulated the ministers for their appointments, adding that the entire police force is excited about the choice of Mr President and has confidence that the day ahead will be very good for Nigerians.
Furthermore, the police boss briefed the ministers on general operations, challenges, and the general internal situation in the country, as well as presented a template for the Ministry to generate policies for the police ecosystem in the country.