Friday, 1 August 2014

Terrorism Will Have My Full Attention IGP Abba

Newly appointed acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba on Friday disclosed that he would put all his energy into the fight to rid the country of insurgents.
Abba made the disclosure during the official handing over of baton of leadership from the outgoing retired Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar in which he said vowed to address attitude problem associated with policemen.

The recent upsurge in security challenges will have my full attention. I am committed to address these issues and reaffirm thehigh standards of performance for which the Nigeria Police is nationally and internationally acclaimed, he said.
The new IGP who hailed his immediate predecessor for executing the reform agenda of the incumbent president however noted that the reform did not reform the attitude of the officers and men.
It is only the reforms initiated by the Yar Adua- Jonathan regime that have seen the light of day. All other reforms, and I beg to be proved wrong, I have gone through a lot of researches on reforms in the Nigeria Police Force as an examiner in NPISS, we have almost become disinterested in the reforms. We have even become lost at what the government intends to do.This is the only reform where we see funds dedicated for the implementation of the reform. One aspect is completely missing. Thatis the aspect of attitudinal change. It will be my focus. You can make a reform without reforming the person you are reforming. And so the focus of my leadership shall be attitudinal change.
Well make sure that officers conform to ethical values and standards. Well have an ethical code of conduct which will regulateour actions. Senior police officers are to be held accountable for their actions and inactions, by means of performance contracts and indicators, with clear deliverables which will be closely monitored, he said.
The new IGP who hails from Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State holds degrees in History and Law and has attended severalmanagement and security courses within and outside Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos.
Until his appointment IGP Abba was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 7 comprising the FCT, Kaduna and Niger Police Commands.
Abba enlisted into the Force as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in December, 1984. He was Commissioner of Police Rivers State 2009 2012, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State during the 2011 general elections and Deputy Force Secretary twice both as Commissioner of Police and as a Deputy Commissioner of Police.
The IGP was Deputy Commissioner of Police DCP Kano State Command 2007 2008, Deputy Commissioner of Police Kebbi 2006 2007. He was also the Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to the Head of State, (Office of the First Lady) 1995 1998 and the Commanding Officer of both 24 PMF (Presidential Escort) and 21 PMF Mobile Police Squadron Abuja.
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