The acting IGP Ibrahim Idris has advised police officers not to play second fiddle in the fight against corruption. IGP Idris gave the caution during the decoration of newly promoted DIGs today at Force Headquarters Abuja. He told the new DIGs that: “You were chosen from the six geo political zones of the country to ensure balance and conform to the federal character principle of fair representation in key positions and appointments in the country and its institutions”.
“A Police devoid of integrity and perceived to be corrupt cannot earn the trust and confidence of the citizens and therefore will be unable to deliver creditably on its mandate. This is why I believe that the Police should never play second fiddle in the fight against corruption under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. He continued, “In times past, the public looked up to the police to fight corruption at all levels of public service in Nigeria. The deployment of specialized ‘X’ Squads to dismantle corruption networks and arrests corrupt individuals was always applauded by the public and attracted confidence of citizens. “My mission is to bring back this era and fight corruption at all levels of Public Service in Nigeria. This must begin within the police as Charity they say, begins at home”. The decorated DIGs are AIG Shuaibu Gambo-DIG in charge Finance and Administration, CP Folorunso Adebanjo-DIG in charge Information and Communications Technology, CP Hyacinth Medo Dagala, DIG in charge Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department and CP Maigari Abati Dikko, DIG in charge Logistics and Supplies. Others are CP Joshack Habila, DIG in charge of Operations, DIG Emmanuel Inyang, DIG in charge of Training and CP Abdul Bube, AIG in charge Force Secretariat. CP Ntom Chuckwu DIG in charge of Research and Development Department, was absent as he was said to be on an official assignment.