Former IGPs Atta, Okiro, Ringim, Onovo, Others In Ibadan For Retreat

Former IGPs Atta, Okiro, Ringim, Onovo, Others In Ibadan For Retreat

Aruga Joe Omokaro

The ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo Stare capital came alive today, Monday, August 21st as former Inspectors General of Police (IGPs) arrived for a two-day retreat, which opens tomorrow, Tuesday, August 22nd 2023.

Already in town for the Retreat are the Chairman of the Committee of Retired Inspectors General of Police, Alhaji Aliyu Atta, Dr Mike Okiro, Ogbonnaya Onovo, Hafiz Ringim and Solomon Arase, who is the current Chairman Police Service Commission and Ibrahim Kpotun Idris Others are’ Sunday Ehindero, Usman Alkali Baba and the acting Inspector General of Police, Dr. Olukayode Egbetokun are being expected.

The National Security Adviser, AIG Nuhu Ribadu rtd is also expected to attend the Retreat. Other members of the Committee that are outside jurisdiction have also confirmed their participation via zoom.

The Retreat has as theme; ‘Intervention Of Ex-Inspectors General of Police For Strategic Contribution To Effective Policing In Nigeria.”

The event holds at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA, Ibadan Oyo State.

Several topical papers will be presented at the Retreat such as; Current State of Police Preparedness; Issues, Challenges and Prospects and Strategic actions and steps towards restoring NPF’s primacy in internal security architecture of Nigeria;

There will also be a discussion and experience-sharing session on the imperativeness of employing the experiential knowledge of the retired IGPs in the effective management of internal security in Nigeria.

Alhaji Aliyu Attah retired Inspector General of Police and Chairman of the Committee said the ex- Inspectors General of Police have a lot to offer the nation in the search for solutions to the persisting and ravaging security crisis in the country.
He said the Retreat would afford the ex-IGPs the opportunity to examine and proffer solutions using their varied experiences while in service.

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