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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian Police to evolve measures in tackling the nation s internal security threats as they may impact negatively on the peaceful conduct of 2023 elections Buhari gave the charge on Monday when he declared open a three day retreat for senior police officers in Owerri The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the conference was The Imperative of a Nigerian Police Strategy Plan for Peaceful Elections The president who reiterated his commitments to democratic values and strong democratic institutions also charged the police to remain apolitical firm and loyal to the nation s political values According to him no nation advances its democracy and attains its socio economic and developmental growth without effective policing system Buhari said his administration had prioritized critical reforms in the Nigeria Police Force to effectively review the internal security and democratic governance mandate He said he assented to the Nigerian Trust Fund Bill to provide legal framework for enhanced funding regime for the force The president added that he assented to the Nigeria Police Force Academy Bill to grant statutory recognition for the institution to attain its futuristic manpower development programmes I also approved a new and befitting salary and welfare regime that align the remuneration of police personnel with the state critical functions while also approved and released fund to recruit 10 000 police constables annually to address the wide manpower gap in the force In addition I approved the adoption of the community policing model as an internal security strategy of the country As part of the re engineering programme of the force the Federal Government is currently working with some development partners towards strengthening the police reform agenda My desire is to restore the primacy of the police force in building public trust and professionalism My vision is also to bequeath to the nation a police force that is not only modernized but well funded suitably equipped and appropriately re orientated to effectively police our democracy and guarantee a stable internal security order under a citizen led technology driven rule of law guided by intelligence based policing Buhari commended the professionalism exhibited by the police internal operational standards as reflected in the Edo Anambra and Osun states elections He therefore tasked the Inspector General of Police to sustain his leadership standards to guarantee a level playing field and secure public space for the citizens to freely exercise their franchise He said the outcome of the elections should bear the true reflection of the people s choices In his welcome remarks Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo expressed delight that the state emerged the preferred destination and host for such security event There is no doubt in my mind that hosting these events will help to re assure both residents and visitors that Imo state is safe again for businesses and tourism I believe that the presence of the top bars of the police and other security forces in the state will help fortify our security and safety as a people he said Uzodimma lauded the cordial relationship between his administration and security agencies as well as containment of insecurity in the state He promised to remain an advocate of free fair and credible election but advised against violence or heating up the polity The governor urged the conference to find lasting solutions to the threats which elections losers pose to the peace of the country He suggested that the strategic plans of the conference should include a recommendation that all the candidates in the elections must undertake an oath to denounce violence They should also commit and sign an undertaken that all disputes over election results can only be challenged through court processes and that the parties to the disputes must be bound by the process he suggested He noted that post election violence contributed a major threats to the nation s democracy He appealed to government and private sectors to support the police noting that the protection of lives and property should be a concern of all Assist them with operational communication logistic and technologies needed for greater policing efficiency he appealed He reiterated his unflinching support to the security agencies to make their job easier safer and more efficient in the state Also speaking the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba commended President Buhari for his support and approval of all his requests in ensuring safety of lives and property in the country Baba noted that the retreat would enable participants discuss issues relating to the role of the police and internal security process towards ensuring a peaceful secure free fair and credible 2023 general elections In his remarks the Chief of Defense Staff Gen Lucky Irabo pledged to give greater support to the Nigeria Police in tackling internal security in the country especially during the 2023 general elections Also speaking the Minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Mohammed Dingyadi urged the leadership of the Nigeria Police to see the persistent call for creation of state police as a persuasive desire on the federating units to enjoy more robust policing NAN reports that dignitaries that attended the opening event included Gov Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state service chiefs heads of anti graft agencies INEC officials retired DIGs AIGs I Gs as well as traditional rulers among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari tasks Police on internal security, peaceful elections in 2023
     President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian Police to evolve measures in tackling the nation s internal security threats as they may impact negatively on the peaceful conduct of 2023 elections Buhari gave the charge on Monday when he declared open a three day retreat for senior police officers in Owerri The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the conference was The Imperative of a Nigerian Police Strategy Plan for Peaceful Elections The president who reiterated his commitments to democratic values and strong democratic institutions also charged the police to remain apolitical firm and loyal to the nation s political values According to him no nation advances its democracy and attains its socio economic and developmental growth without effective policing system Buhari said his administration had prioritized critical reforms in the Nigeria Police Force to effectively review the internal security and democratic governance mandate He said he assented to the Nigerian Trust Fund Bill to provide legal framework for enhanced funding regime for the force The president added that he assented to the Nigeria Police Force Academy Bill to grant statutory recognition for the institution to attain its futuristic manpower development programmes I also approved a new and befitting salary and welfare regime that align the remuneration of police personnel with the state critical functions while also approved and released fund to recruit 10 000 police constables annually to address the wide manpower gap in the force In addition I approved the adoption of the community policing model as an internal security strategy of the country As part of the re engineering programme of the force the Federal Government is currently working with some development partners towards strengthening the police reform agenda My desire is to restore the primacy of the police force in building public trust and professionalism My vision is also to bequeath to the nation a police force that is not only modernized but well funded suitably equipped and appropriately re orientated to effectively police our democracy and guarantee a stable internal security order under a citizen led technology driven rule of law guided by intelligence based policing Buhari commended the professionalism exhibited by the police internal operational standards as reflected in the Edo Anambra and Osun states elections He therefore tasked the Inspector General of Police to sustain his leadership standards to guarantee a level playing field and secure public space for the citizens to freely exercise their franchise He said the outcome of the elections should bear the true reflection of the people s choices In his welcome remarks Gov Hope Uzodimma of Imo expressed delight that the state emerged the preferred destination and host for such security event There is no doubt in my mind that hosting these events will help to re assure both residents and visitors that Imo state is safe again for businesses and tourism I believe that the presence of the top bars of the police and other security forces in the state will help fortify our security and safety as a people he said Uzodimma lauded the cordial relationship between his administration and security agencies as well as containment of insecurity in the state He promised to remain an advocate of free fair and credible election but advised against violence or heating up the polity The governor urged the conference to find lasting solutions to the threats which elections losers pose to the peace of the country He suggested that the strategic plans of the conference should include a recommendation that all the candidates in the elections must undertake an oath to denounce violence They should also commit and sign an undertaken that all disputes over election results can only be challenged through court processes and that the parties to the disputes must be bound by the process he suggested He noted that post election violence contributed a major threats to the nation s democracy He appealed to government and private sectors to support the police noting that the protection of lives and property should be a concern of all Assist them with operational communication logistic and technologies needed for greater policing efficiency he appealed He reiterated his unflinching support to the security agencies to make their job easier safer and more efficient in the state Also speaking the Inspector General of Police Usman Baba commended President Buhari for his support and approval of all his requests in ensuring safety of lives and property in the country Baba noted that the retreat would enable participants discuss issues relating to the role of the police and internal security process towards ensuring a peaceful secure free fair and credible 2023 general elections In his remarks the Chief of Defense Staff Gen Lucky Irabo pledged to give greater support to the Nigeria Police in tackling internal security in the country especially during the 2023 general elections Also speaking the Minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Mohammed Dingyadi urged the leadership of the Nigeria Police to see the persistent call for creation of state police as a persuasive desire on the federating units to enjoy more robust policing NAN reports that dignitaries that attended the opening event included Gov Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state service chiefs heads of anti graft agencies INEC officials retired DIGs AIGs I Gs as well as traditional rulers among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari tasks Police on internal security, peaceful elections in 2023
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Buhari tasks Police on internal security, peaceful elections in 2023

    President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian Police to evolve measures in tackling the nation’s internal security threats as they may impact negatively on the peaceful conduct of 2023 elections.

    Buhari gave the charge on Monday when he declared open a three-day retreat for senior police officers in Owerri.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the conference was “The Imperative of a Nigerian Police Strategy Plan for Peaceful Elections.

    ” The president, who reiterated his commitments to democratic values and strong democratic institutions, also charged the police to remain apolitical, firm and loyal to the nation’s political values.

    According to him, no nation advances its democracy and attains its socio-economic and developmental growth without effective policing system.

    Buhari said his administration had prioritized critical reforms in the Nigeria Police Force to effectively review the internal security and democratic governance mandate.

    He said he assented to the Nigerian Trust Fund Bill to provide legal framework for enhanced funding regime for the force.

    The president added that he assented to the Nigeria Police Force Academy Bill to grant statutory recognition for the institution to attain its futuristic manpower development programmes.

    “I also approved a new and befitting salary and welfare regime that align the remuneration of police personnel with the state critical functions while also approved and released fund to recruit 10,000 police constables annually to address the wide manpower gap in the force.

    “In addition, I approved the adoption of the community policing model as an internal security strategy of the country.

    “As part of the re-engineering programme of the force, the Federal Government is currently working with some development partners towards strengthening the police reform agenda.

    “My desire is to restore the primacy of the police force in building public trust and professionalism.

    “My vision is also to bequeath to the nation a police force that is not only modernized but well-funded, suitably equipped, and appropriately re-orientated to effectively police our democracy and guarantee a stable internal security order under a citizen-led, technology-driven rule of law guided by intelligence-based policing,”.

    Buhari commended the professionalism exhibited by the police internal operational standards as reflected in the Edo, Anambra and Osun states elections.

    He therefore tasked the Inspector-General of Police to sustain his leadership standards to guarantee a level playing field and secure public space for the citizens to freely exercise their franchise.

    He said the outcome of the elections should bear the true reflection of the people’s choices.

    In his welcome remarks, Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo, expressed delight that the state emerged the preferred destination and host for such security event.

    “There is no doubt in my mind that hosting these events will help to re-assure both residents and visitors that Imo state is safe again for businesses and tourism.

    “I believe that the presence of the top bars of the police and other security forces in the state will help fortify our security and safety as a people,” he said.

    Uzodimma lauded the cordial relationship between his administration and security agencies as well as containment of insecurity in the state.

    He promised to remain an advocate of free, fair and credible election but advised against violence or heating up the polity.

    The governor urged the conference to find lasting solutions to the threats which elections losers pose to the peace of the country.

    He suggested that the strategic plans of the conference should include a recommendation that all the candidates in the elections must undertake an oath to denounce violence.

    “They should also commit and sign an undertaken that all disputes over election results can only be challenged through court processes and that the parties to the disputes must be bound by the process,” he suggested.

    He noted that post-election violence contributed a major threats to the nation’s democracy.

    He appealed to government and private sectors to support the police, noting that the protection of lives and property should be a concern of all.

    “Assist them with operational, communication, logistic and technologies needed for greater policing efficiency,” he appealed.

    He reiterated his unflinching support to the security agencies to make their job easier, safer and more efficient in the state.

    Also speaking, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, commended President Buhari for his support and approval of all his requests in ensuring safety of lives and property in the country.

    Baba noted that the retreat would enable participants discuss issues relating to the role of the police and internal security process towards ensuring a peaceful, secure, free, fair and credible 2023 general elections.

    In his remarks, the Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabo pledged to give greater support to the Nigeria Police in tackling internal security in the country, especially during the 2023 general elections.

    Also speaking, the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Dingyadi, urged the leadership of the Nigeria Police to see the persistent call for creation of state police as a persuasive desire on the federating units to enjoy more robust policing.

    NAN reports that dignitaries that attended the opening event included Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, service chiefs, heads of anti-graft agencies, INEC officials, retired DIGs, AIGs, I-Gs, as well as traditional rulers, among others.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Umar Muri Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 13 has blamed the upsurge in crimes in Nigeria on the failure of courts to dispose of criminal cases expeditiously Muri made the observation during his pulling out ceremony from the Nigerian Police Force after 32 years service The ceremony was held on Friday at the Zone 13 Police Headquarters Ukpo in Anambra The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that Muri began his 32 years service as a cadet in Anambra and retired as the AIG Zone 13 Ukpo in Anambra He said I have been worried over the delay litigants faced in the course of criminal prosecution due to the implication it has on crimes and criminality in our society To allow a trial to drag up to five years and more is a wrong way to go and this obviously results to denial of justice and encouraging crimes Muri said he regards Anambra as his second home due to many positive memories he has on the state and her citizens He said that he joined the police because of his passion to serve justice to all adding I am happy I tried my best during my service period The Commissioner of Police in Anambra CP Echeng Echeng in a goodwill message described Muri as both a boss and course mate Muri and I graduated same day from the Police College Kano he later became the AIG of zone 13 while I am the CP of Anambra He impacted on me as my boss and we worked as brothers I must say that I will miss him dearly as he retires today he said Echeng who said that the zone witnessed excellent leadership during Muri s administration added that the AIG has left a lot of positive footprints Also speaking the CP of Enugu State Ahmed Ammani said the retired AIG served the nation with compassion and set good examples for others to emulate mg NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AIG Muri retires, decries delays in disposing criminal cases
     Umar Muri Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 13 has blamed the upsurge in crimes in Nigeria on the failure of courts to dispose of criminal cases expeditiously Muri made the observation during his pulling out ceremony from the Nigerian Police Force after 32 years service The ceremony was held on Friday at the Zone 13 Police Headquarters Ukpo in Anambra The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that Muri began his 32 years service as a cadet in Anambra and retired as the AIG Zone 13 Ukpo in Anambra He said I have been worried over the delay litigants faced in the course of criminal prosecution due to the implication it has on crimes and criminality in our society To allow a trial to drag up to five years and more is a wrong way to go and this obviously results to denial of justice and encouraging crimes Muri said he regards Anambra as his second home due to many positive memories he has on the state and her citizens He said that he joined the police because of his passion to serve justice to all adding I am happy I tried my best during my service period The Commissioner of Police in Anambra CP Echeng Echeng in a goodwill message described Muri as both a boss and course mate Muri and I graduated same day from the Police College Kano he later became the AIG of zone 13 while I am the CP of Anambra He impacted on me as my boss and we worked as brothers I must say that I will miss him dearly as he retires today he said Echeng who said that the zone witnessed excellent leadership during Muri s administration added that the AIG has left a lot of positive footprints Also speaking the CP of Enugu State Ahmed Ammani said the retired AIG served the nation with compassion and set good examples for others to emulate mg NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AIG Muri retires, decries delays in disposing criminal cases
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    AIG Muri retires, decries delays in disposing criminal cases

    Umar Muri,  Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 13, has blamed the upsurge in crimes in Nigeria on the failure of courts to dispose of criminal cases expeditiously.

    Muri made the observation during his pulling out ceremony from the Nigerian Police Force after 32 years service.

    The ceremony was held on Friday at the Zone 13 Police Headquarters, Ukpo, in Anambra.

    The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that Muri began his 32 years service as a cadet in Anambra and retired as the AIG Zone 13, Ukpo in Anambra.

    He said, “I have been worried over the delay litigants faced in the course of criminal prosecution due to the implication it has on crimes and criminality in our society.

    “To allow a trial to drag up to five years and more is a wrong way to go and this obviously results to denial of justice and encouraging crimes.

    ” Muri said he regards Anambra as his second home due to many positive memories he has on the state and her citizens.

    He said that he joined the police because of his passion to serve justice to all, adding, “I am happy I tried my best during my service period”.

    The Commissioner of Police in Anambra (CP), Echeng Echeng, in a goodwill message, described Muri as both a boss and course mate.

    “Muri and I graduated same day from the Police College Kano, he later became the AIG of zone 13, while I am the CP of Anambra.

    “He impacted on me as my boss and we worked as brothers, I must say that I will miss him dearly as he retires today,” he said.

    Echeng, who said that the zone witnessed excellent leadership during Muri’s administration, added that the AIG has left a lot of positive footprints.

    Also speaking, the CP of Enugu State, Ahmed Ammani said the retired AIG served the nation with compassion and set good examples for others to emulate.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The zone 5 headquarters of the Nigerian Police Force says no fewer than 40 suspects have been arrested in the zone between July and September This is contained in a statement on Friday by AIG Lawan Jimeta who is in charge of the zone and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja Jimeta highlighting the achievements of the zone which comprises of Edo Delta and Bayelsa within the period under review disclosed that 32 cases were reported to the zone He also disclosed that 10 of the cases were presently under investigation adding that 21 suspects were awaiting trials He however said that whereas no conviction was recorded within the period exhibits which included a knife short single barrel gun two locally made single barrel guns and one locally made single barrel gun were recovered The AIG disclosed that 15 suspects were arrested in July for crimes ranging from alleged murder arson armed robbery communal clash to unlawful possession of firearms In August we arrested 16 suspects for crimes ranging from alleged child trafficking unlawful possession of firearms murder armed robbery and communal clash In September we also arrested nine suspects for alleged murder arson armed robbery communal clash as well as kidnapping he said Giving a further breakdown of the figure he said that within the period under review six persons were arrested for alleged murder two for arson seven for armed robbery and eight for communal clash For alleged kidnapping one suspect was arrested one suspect arrested for child trafficking five for unlawful possession of firearms and two for The police chief noted that for some now communal clashes had been a major challenge in the zone He however said that the zone was much ready to tackle the challenge within the ambit of the law Jimeta said that with the modest achievements recorded it was obvious that the zonal command was working assiduously to reduce crime rate within its jurisdiction to the barest minimum NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Zone 5 Police command arrest 40 suspects in three months
     The zone 5 headquarters of the Nigerian Police Force says no fewer than 40 suspects have been arrested in the zone between July and September This is contained in a statement on Friday by AIG Lawan Jimeta who is in charge of the zone and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja Jimeta highlighting the achievements of the zone which comprises of Edo Delta and Bayelsa within the period under review disclosed that 32 cases were reported to the zone He also disclosed that 10 of the cases were presently under investigation adding that 21 suspects were awaiting trials He however said that whereas no conviction was recorded within the period exhibits which included a knife short single barrel gun two locally made single barrel guns and one locally made single barrel gun were recovered The AIG disclosed that 15 suspects were arrested in July for crimes ranging from alleged murder arson armed robbery communal clash to unlawful possession of firearms In August we arrested 16 suspects for crimes ranging from alleged child trafficking unlawful possession of firearms murder armed robbery and communal clash In September we also arrested nine suspects for alleged murder arson armed robbery communal clash as well as kidnapping he said Giving a further breakdown of the figure he said that within the period under review six persons were arrested for alleged murder two for arson seven for armed robbery and eight for communal clash For alleged kidnapping one suspect was arrested one suspect arrested for child trafficking five for unlawful possession of firearms and two for The police chief noted that for some now communal clashes had been a major challenge in the zone He however said that the zone was much ready to tackle the challenge within the ambit of the law Jimeta said that with the modest achievements recorded it was obvious that the zonal command was working assiduously to reduce crime rate within its jurisdiction to the barest minimum NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Zone 5 Police command arrest 40 suspects in three months
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Zone 5 Police command arrest 40 suspects in three months

    The zone 5 headquarters of the Nigerian Police Force, says no fewer than 40 suspects have been arrested in the zone between July and September.

    This is contained in a statement on Friday by AIG Lawan Jimeta, who is in charge of the zone, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    Jimeta, highlighting the achievements of the zone which comprises of Edo, Delta and Bayelsa, within the period under review disclosed that 32 cases were reported to the zone.

    He also disclosed that 10 of the cases were presently under investigation, adding that 21 suspects were awaiting trials.

    He however said that whereas no conviction was recorded within the period, exhibits which included a knife, short single barrel gun, two locally made single barrel guns and one locally made single barrel gun were recovered.

    The AIG disclosed that 15 suspects were arrested in July for crimes ranging from alleged murder, arson, armed robbery, communal clash, to unlawful possession of firearms.

    “In August we arrested 16 suspects for crimes ranging from alleged child trafficking, unlawful possession of firearms, murder, armed robbery, and communal clash.

    “In September, we also arrested nine suspects for alleged murder, arson, armed robbery, communal clash as well as kidnapping”, he said.

    Giving a further breakdown of the figure, he said that within the period under review, six persons were arrested for alleged murder, two for arson, seven for armed robbery and eight for communal clash.

    “For alleged kidnapping one suspect was arrested, one suspect arrested for child trafficking, five for unlawful possession of firearms and two for .

    ” The police chief noted that for some now, communal clashes had been a major challenge in the zone.

    He however said that the zone was much ready to tackle the challenge within the ambit of the law.

    Jimeta said that with the modest achievements recorded, it was obvious that the zonal command was working assiduously to reduce crime rate within its  jurisdiction to the barest minimum.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Thursday in Abuja distributed 60 operational vehicles to security agencies as part of efforts to combat security threats in the territory The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the vehicles were distributed to the Police Force military and paramilitary organisations Others are the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello said at the presentation that the intervention was to help improve the capacity of security agencies in the FCT to optimally discharge their duties Bello who enjoined the beneficiaries to use the vehicles judicioUsly disclosed that each of the vehicles was backed by a three year maintenance contract He reiterated that the FCT remained safe adding that the administration had confidence in the ability of security agencies to provide adequate security to the territory The minister therefore pledged FCTA s continuous support to the security agencies in the discharge of their responsibilities What we are doing today is to showcase the FCTA s contribution to the Federal Government s efforts It is our expectation that these vehicles and other security equipments will be put to effective use President Muhammadu Buhari s administration has put in place several measures to confront current security challenges and to contain the threats posed by criminals in all forms and guises Through the efforts of our security agencies many potentially devastating criminal acts have been prevented In fact I make bold to say that for every crime committed several others were nipped in the bud Bello said The minister enjoined residents to support the efforts of government and security agencies to secure the territory Residents also have roles to play in this collective fight against crime and criminality by promptly reporting to the relevant security agencies any suspicious individual or situation It is only by doing this that the fight against crime can truly be won he said Bello disclosed that the FCTA Security Council had approved the disbursement of N500 million to the six Area Councils for the commencement of community policing Also speaking the FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu noted that the procurement of the 60 operational vehicles fitted with communication gadgets would enhance the security architecture of the territory This modest effort by the FCT Administration is also in line with Section 14 2 of the 1999 Constitution As Amended which states that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government Therefore the FCT Administration places priority on the safety and security of lives and property she added On his part the Inspector General of Police Alkali Usman assured that the police and other benefiting agencies would ensure judicious use of the vehicles Usman represented by Kayode Egbetokun the AIG in Charge of Zone 7 thanked the FCT Administration for its usual support to the security agencies Also the Chairman Senate Committee on FCT Sen Smart Adeyemi observed that the prevailing security challenges in the nation s capital had overshadowed the laudable infrastructural provisions in the territory Adeyemi however lauded the FCTA for the provision of workable operational vehicles to boost security of lives and property in the territory NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Insecurity: FCTA distributes 60 operational vehicles to security agencies
     The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA on Thursday in Abuja distributed 60 operational vehicles to security agencies as part of efforts to combat security threats in the territory The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the vehicles were distributed to the Police Force military and paramilitary organisations Others are the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello said at the presentation that the intervention was to help improve the capacity of security agencies in the FCT to optimally discharge their duties Bello who enjoined the beneficiaries to use the vehicles judicioUsly disclosed that each of the vehicles was backed by a three year maintenance contract He reiterated that the FCT remained safe adding that the administration had confidence in the ability of security agencies to provide adequate security to the territory The minister therefore pledged FCTA s continuous support to the security agencies in the discharge of their responsibilities What we are doing today is to showcase the FCTA s contribution to the Federal Government s efforts It is our expectation that these vehicles and other security equipments will be put to effective use President Muhammadu Buhari s administration has put in place several measures to confront current security challenges and to contain the threats posed by criminals in all forms and guises Through the efforts of our security agencies many potentially devastating criminal acts have been prevented In fact I make bold to say that for every crime committed several others were nipped in the bud Bello said The minister enjoined residents to support the efforts of government and security agencies to secure the territory Residents also have roles to play in this collective fight against crime and criminality by promptly reporting to the relevant security agencies any suspicious individual or situation It is only by doing this that the fight against crime can truly be won he said Bello disclosed that the FCTA Security Council had approved the disbursement of N500 million to the six Area Councils for the commencement of community policing Also speaking the FCT Minister of State Dr Ramatu Aliyu noted that the procurement of the 60 operational vehicles fitted with communication gadgets would enhance the security architecture of the territory This modest effort by the FCT Administration is also in line with Section 14 2 of the 1999 Constitution As Amended which states that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government Therefore the FCT Administration places priority on the safety and security of lives and property she added On his part the Inspector General of Police Alkali Usman assured that the police and other benefiting agencies would ensure judicious use of the vehicles Usman represented by Kayode Egbetokun the AIG in Charge of Zone 7 thanked the FCT Administration for its usual support to the security agencies Also the Chairman Senate Committee on FCT Sen Smart Adeyemi observed that the prevailing security challenges in the nation s capital had overshadowed the laudable infrastructural provisions in the territory Adeyemi however lauded the FCTA for the provision of workable operational vehicles to boost security of lives and property in the territory NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Insecurity: FCTA distributes 60 operational vehicles to security agencies
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Insecurity: FCTA distributes 60 operational vehicles to security agencies

    The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Thursday in Abuja distributed 60 operational vehicles to security agencies, as part of efforts to combat security threats in the territory.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the vehicles were distributed to the Police Force, military and paramilitary organisations.

    Others are the Christian Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.

    FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, said at the presentation that the intervention was to help improve the capacity of security agencies in the FCT to optimally discharge their duties.

    Bello, who enjoined the beneficiaries to use the vehicles judicioUsly, disclosed that each of the vehicles was backed by a three-year maintenance contract.

    He reiterated that the FCT remained safe, adding that the administration had confidence in the ability of security agencies to provide adequate security to the territory. 

    The minister, therefore, pledged FCTA’s continuous support to the security agencies in the discharge of their responsibilities.

    “What we are doing today is to showcase the FCTA’s contribution to the Federal Government’s efforts.

    “It is our expectation that these vehicles and other security equipments will be put to effective use.

    “President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has put in place several measures to confront current security challenges and to contain the threats posed by criminals in all forms and guises.

    “Through the efforts of our security agencies, many potentially devastating criminal acts have been prevented.

    “In fact, I make bold to say that for every crime committed, several others were nipped in the bud,” Bello said. 

    The minister enjoined residents to support the efforts of government and security agencies to secure the territory.

    “Residents also have roles to play in this collective fight against crime and criminality by promptly reporting to the relevant security agencies any suspicious individual or situation.

    “It is only by doing this, that the fight against crime can truly be won,” he said.

    Bello disclosed that the FCTA Security Council had approved the disbursement of N500 million to the six Area Councils for the commencement of community policing.

    Also speaking, the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, noted that the procurement of the 60 operational vehicles, fitted with communication gadgets, would enhance the security architecture of the territory.

    “This modest effort by the FCT Administration is also in line with Section 14(2) of the 1999 Constitution (As Amended) which states that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.

    “Therefore, the FCT Administration places priority on the safety and security of lives and property,” she added. 

    On his part, the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman, assured that the police and other benefiting agencies would ensure judicious use of the vehicles.

    Usman, represented by Kayode Egbetokun, the AIG in Charge of Zone 7, thanked the FCT Administration for its usual support to the security agencies.

    Also, the Chairman, Senate Committee on FCT, Sen. Smart Adeyemi, observed that the prevailing security challenges in the nation’s capital had overshadowed the laudable infrastructural provisions in the territory.

    Adeyemi, however, lauded the FCTA for the provision of workable operational vehicles to boost security of lives and property in the territory.


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  •   Insurance company restrictions on oil and gas are finally starting to catch up with those on coal according to new data https bit ly 3eG18JD from Insure Our Future https global Insure Our Future com co published with Greenpeace www Greenpeace org Africa Ahead of COP27 the campaign coalition argues that insurers must now abandon new coal oil and gas entirely and show that the industry is ready to meet its net zero emissions commitments Insure Our Future s annual scorecard ranks the top 30 global fossil fuel insurers based on the quality of their fossil fuel exclusion policies This year Allianz AXA and Axis Capital ranked top for their coal exit policies while Aviva Hannover Re and Munich Re ranked top for their oil and gas exclusions At the bottom of the fossil fuel rankings is a group of insurers that have not yet adopted any restrictions on providing coverage for coal oil or gas projects including US insurers Berkshire Hathaway and Starr and Bermuda airline Everest Re The UK s Lloyd s of London also scores very low as it announced a coal exit framework in 2020 but then backtracked by declaring it optional Liberty Mutual Chubb and Tokio Marine have adopted some restrictions on coal but are actively ensuring the expansion of the oil and gas industry Chinese insurers PICC and Sinosure have not adopted any restrictions on fossil fuels but following Chinese government policy they will no longer cover new coal fired power plants abroad Peter Bosshard global coordinator of the Insure Our Future campaign and lead author of the Scorecard said Insurance is the Achilles heel of the fossil fuel industry and has the power to accelerate the transition to clean energy All insurance companies must immediately align their businesses with the 1 5C target of the Paris Agreement and stop insuring new coal oil and gas projects The world s worst deal to secure The report highlights some of the most dangerous projects underway today the July 2022 auction for exploration rights to 30 oil and gas blocks in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC Some of these blocks auctioned off without the free prior and informed consent of local communities overlap with protected areas including the Virunga National Park a World Heritage Site and with the peat bogs of Cuvette Centrale a biodiversity hotspot that it contains around 30 gigatonnes of carbon equivalent to three years of global fossil fuel emissions The Congo oil and gas auction has been called the worst place in the world to extract oil The Scoreboard report shows why it may be the world s worst deal to secure said Kuba Gogolewski finance expert with Greenpeace s Money for Change campaign co editor of the report Rejecting the new fight for Africa by fossil fuel companies and denying their request for reinsurance in the Congo oil and gas auction is a minimal test for the climate commitments of the insurance industry said Irene Wabiwa leader Greenpeace Congo Basin Forest International Campaign The scorecard in detail At the time of last year s COP only Suncorp Generali and AXA had adopted restrictions on conventional oil and gas project insurance But last year Allianz Aviva Fidelis Hannover Re KBC Mapfre Munich Re SCOR Swiss Re and Zurich did the same bringing the total number of policies to 13 As a result the insurers market share with oil and gas restrictions has grown from 3 to 38 among reinsurers and from 5 to 15 among primary insurers 18 insurers have ruled out support for Canada s Trans Mountain pipeline and 17 have pledged not to get involved in the East African crude pipeline While the number of oil and gas restrictions is growing the quality is highly uneven Aviva and Hannover Re have the strongest policies but are not major players in the oil and gas sector More significantly Munich Re Swiss Re and Allianz adopted ambitious policies with commitments to stop insuring most or all new oil and gas production projects By contrast AXA and Zurich both major oil and gas insurers took only minor steps with commitments to end insurance for oil exploration but not for new oil production or gas exploration or production Meanwhile major fossil fuel insurers such as AIG Chubb Lloyd s and Tokio Marine have yet to adopt any restrictions on conventional oil and gas Meanwhile coal has become less and less insurable outside of China The number of coal exit policies rose from 35 to 41 last year with major US insurers AIG and Travelers finally joining the fray The market share of insurers with carbon exclusions has reached 62 in reinsurance markets and 39 in primary insurance markets Many of the remaining insurers without coal exclusions are not active in the fossil fuel sector and the remaining coal insurers lack the experience or capacity to underwrite large new coal fired power plants outside of China the Insure Our Future report concludes Disaster Capitalism Munich Re estimated that in 2021 weather disasters caused losses of 280 billion up from 210 billion in 2020 and 166 billion in 2019 More recently Hurricane Ian has shown that the risks caused due to the climate emergency they are making insurance unaffordable for growing parts of the population While many reinsurers have ended or reduced their exposure to natural disasters the largest players notably Munich Re Swiss Re and Hannover Review see weather risks as a business opportunity and have increased their rates for natural catastrophe coverage Insurance companies are passing these premium increases on to their clients and withdrawing entirely from areas that are highly exposed to weather risks Elana Sulakshana Senior Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network said Insurance companies cannot be expected to absorb the rising costs of climate disasters alone but it is unacceptable that they abandon climate affected communities while continuing to fuel the climate emergency by supporting the expansion of fossil fuel production In addition many climate disasters can no longer be called natural disasters As the science of attribution improves insurance companies could determine which fossil fuel companies are contributing to their growing losses and to what extent Instead of passing these costs on to their clients insurers should take fossil fuel companies to court and force them to pay for the losses they are creating polluters pay keep weather insurance affordable and force fuels companies stop expanding and reduce their production in line with what is needed to keep global warming within 1 5 C its of voluntary commitments In June the UN s Race to Zero campaign mandated that members of net zero alliances must phase out and phase out all fossil fuels unabated However Renaud Guid e president of the Net Zero Insurance Alliance has said that despite the new UN criteria he has no plans to require the 29 members of the alliance to exclude coverage for fossil fuel projects The lack of sufficient voluntary action by the insurance industry highlights the need for further regulation In June as part of its sanctions on Russia the EU banned the provision of insurance for the transport of Russian crude showing that regulators can act quickly and effectively in crisis situations Ariel Le Bourdonnec campaigner for Reclaim Finance said The climate emergency is the defining crisis of the 21st century and regulators must act as decisively as they have in response to the war in Ukraine They should force insurers to align their business with 1 5 C routes if the carriers and their alliances are not prepared to do it on their own
    With new uninsurable coal, insurers begin to bet on oil and gas
      Insurance company restrictions on oil and gas are finally starting to catch up with those on coal according to new data https bit ly 3eG18JD from Insure Our Future https global Insure Our Future com co published with Greenpeace www Greenpeace org Africa Ahead of COP27 the campaign coalition argues that insurers must now abandon new coal oil and gas entirely and show that the industry is ready to meet its net zero emissions commitments Insure Our Future s annual scorecard ranks the top 30 global fossil fuel insurers based on the quality of their fossil fuel exclusion policies This year Allianz AXA and Axis Capital ranked top for their coal exit policies while Aviva Hannover Re and Munich Re ranked top for their oil and gas exclusions At the bottom of the fossil fuel rankings is a group of insurers that have not yet adopted any restrictions on providing coverage for coal oil or gas projects including US insurers Berkshire Hathaway and Starr and Bermuda airline Everest Re The UK s Lloyd s of London also scores very low as it announced a coal exit framework in 2020 but then backtracked by declaring it optional Liberty Mutual Chubb and Tokio Marine have adopted some restrictions on coal but are actively ensuring the expansion of the oil and gas industry Chinese insurers PICC and Sinosure have not adopted any restrictions on fossil fuels but following Chinese government policy they will no longer cover new coal fired power plants abroad Peter Bosshard global coordinator of the Insure Our Future campaign and lead author of the Scorecard said Insurance is the Achilles heel of the fossil fuel industry and has the power to accelerate the transition to clean energy All insurance companies must immediately align their businesses with the 1 5C target of the Paris Agreement and stop insuring new coal oil and gas projects The world s worst deal to secure The report highlights some of the most dangerous projects underway today the July 2022 auction for exploration rights to 30 oil and gas blocks in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC Some of these blocks auctioned off without the free prior and informed consent of local communities overlap with protected areas including the Virunga National Park a World Heritage Site and with the peat bogs of Cuvette Centrale a biodiversity hotspot that it contains around 30 gigatonnes of carbon equivalent to three years of global fossil fuel emissions The Congo oil and gas auction has been called the worst place in the world to extract oil The Scoreboard report shows why it may be the world s worst deal to secure said Kuba Gogolewski finance expert with Greenpeace s Money for Change campaign co editor of the report Rejecting the new fight for Africa by fossil fuel companies and denying their request for reinsurance in the Congo oil and gas auction is a minimal test for the climate commitments of the insurance industry said Irene Wabiwa leader Greenpeace Congo Basin Forest International Campaign The scorecard in detail At the time of last year s COP only Suncorp Generali and AXA had adopted restrictions on conventional oil and gas project insurance But last year Allianz Aviva Fidelis Hannover Re KBC Mapfre Munich Re SCOR Swiss Re and Zurich did the same bringing the total number of policies to 13 As a result the insurers market share with oil and gas restrictions has grown from 3 to 38 among reinsurers and from 5 to 15 among primary insurers 18 insurers have ruled out support for Canada s Trans Mountain pipeline and 17 have pledged not to get involved in the East African crude pipeline While the number of oil and gas restrictions is growing the quality is highly uneven Aviva and Hannover Re have the strongest policies but are not major players in the oil and gas sector More significantly Munich Re Swiss Re and Allianz adopted ambitious policies with commitments to stop insuring most or all new oil and gas production projects By contrast AXA and Zurich both major oil and gas insurers took only minor steps with commitments to end insurance for oil exploration but not for new oil production or gas exploration or production Meanwhile major fossil fuel insurers such as AIG Chubb Lloyd s and Tokio Marine have yet to adopt any restrictions on conventional oil and gas Meanwhile coal has become less and less insurable outside of China The number of coal exit policies rose from 35 to 41 last year with major US insurers AIG and Travelers finally joining the fray The market share of insurers with carbon exclusions has reached 62 in reinsurance markets and 39 in primary insurance markets Many of the remaining insurers without coal exclusions are not active in the fossil fuel sector and the remaining coal insurers lack the experience or capacity to underwrite large new coal fired power plants outside of China the Insure Our Future report concludes Disaster Capitalism Munich Re estimated that in 2021 weather disasters caused losses of 280 billion up from 210 billion in 2020 and 166 billion in 2019 More recently Hurricane Ian has shown that the risks caused due to the climate emergency they are making insurance unaffordable for growing parts of the population While many reinsurers have ended or reduced their exposure to natural disasters the largest players notably Munich Re Swiss Re and Hannover Review see weather risks as a business opportunity and have increased their rates for natural catastrophe coverage Insurance companies are passing these premium increases on to their clients and withdrawing entirely from areas that are highly exposed to weather risks Elana Sulakshana Senior Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network said Insurance companies cannot be expected to absorb the rising costs of climate disasters alone but it is unacceptable that they abandon climate affected communities while continuing to fuel the climate emergency by supporting the expansion of fossil fuel production In addition many climate disasters can no longer be called natural disasters As the science of attribution improves insurance companies could determine which fossil fuel companies are contributing to their growing losses and to what extent Instead of passing these costs on to their clients insurers should take fossil fuel companies to court and force them to pay for the losses they are creating polluters pay keep weather insurance affordable and force fuels companies stop expanding and reduce their production in line with what is needed to keep global warming within 1 5 C its of voluntary commitments In June the UN s Race to Zero campaign mandated that members of net zero alliances must phase out and phase out all fossil fuels unabated However Renaud Guid e president of the Net Zero Insurance Alliance has said that despite the new UN criteria he has no plans to require the 29 members of the alliance to exclude coverage for fossil fuel projects The lack of sufficient voluntary action by the insurance industry highlights the need for further regulation In June as part of its sanctions on Russia the EU banned the provision of insurance for the transport of Russian crude showing that regulators can act quickly and effectively in crisis situations Ariel Le Bourdonnec campaigner for Reclaim Finance said The climate emergency is the defining crisis of the 21st century and regulators must act as decisively as they have in response to the war in Ukraine They should force insurers to align their business with 1 5 C routes if the carriers and their alliances are not prepared to do it on their own
    With new uninsurable coal, insurers begin to bet on oil and gas
    Africa1 month ago

    With new uninsurable coal, insurers begin to bet on oil and gas

    Insurance company restrictions on oil and gas are finally starting to catch up with those on coal, according to new data (https://bit.ly/3eG18JD) from Insure Our Future (https://global.

    Insure-Our-Future .com), co-published with Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/).

    Ahead of COP27, the campaign coalition argues that insurers must now abandon new coal, oil and gas entirely, and show that the industry is ready to meet its net-zero emissions commitments.

    Insure Our Future's annual scorecard ranks the top 30 global fossil fuel insurers based on the quality of their fossil fuel exclusion policies.

    This year, Allianz, AXA and Axis Capital ranked top for their coal exit policies, while Aviva, Hannover Re and Munich Re ranked top for their oil and gas exclusions.

    At the bottom of the fossil fuel rankings is a group of insurers that have not yet adopted any restrictions on providing coverage for coal, oil or gas projects, including US insurers Berkshire Hathaway and Starr and Bermuda airline Everest Re The UK's Lloyd's of London also scores very low, as it announced a coal exit framework in 2020, but then backtracked by declaring it optional.

    Liberty Mutual, Chubb and Tokio Marine have adopted some restrictions on coal but are actively ensuring the expansion of the oil and gas industry.

    Chinese insurers PICC and Sinosure have not adopted any restrictions on fossil fuels but, following Chinese government policy, they will no longer cover new coal-fired power plants abroad.

    Peter Bosshard, global coordinator of the Insure Our Future campaign and lead author of the Scorecard, said: “Insurance is the Achilles' heel of the fossil fuel industry and has the power to accelerate the transition to clean energy.

    All insurance companies must immediately align their businesses with the 1.5C target of the Paris Agreement and stop insuring new coal, oil and gas projects.” The world's worst deal to secure The report highlights some of the most dangerous projects underway today: the July 2022 auction for exploration rights to 30 oil and gas blocks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Some of these blocks, auctioned off without the free, prior and informed consent of local communities, overlap with protected areas, including the Virunga National Park, a World Heritage Site, and with the peat bogs of Cuvette Centrale, a biodiversity hotspot that it contains around 30 gigatonnes of carbon, equivalent to three years of global fossil fuel emissions.

    “The Congo oil and gas auction has been called the worst place in the world to extract oil.

    The Scoreboard report shows why it may be the world's worst deal to secure," said Kuba Gogolewski, finance expert with Greenpeace's Money for Change campaign, co-editor of the report.

    “Rejecting the new fight for Africa by fossil fuel companies and denying their request for reinsurance in the Congo oil and gas auction is a minimal test for the climate commitments of the insurance industry,” said Irene Wabiwa, leader Greenpeace Congo Basin Forest International.

    Campaign.

    The scorecard in detail At the time of last year's COP, only Suncorp, Generali and AXA had adopted restrictions on conventional oil and gas project insurance.

    But last year, Allianz, Aviva, Fidelis, Hannover Re, KBC, Mapfre, Munich Re, SCOR, Swiss Re and Zurich did the same, bringing the total number of policies to 13.

    As a result, the insurers' market share with oil and gas restrictions has grown from 3% to 38% among reinsurers, and from 5% to 15% among primary insurers.

    18 insurers have ruled out support for Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline and 17 have pledged not to get involved in the East African crude pipeline.

    While the number of oil and gas restrictions is growing, the quality is highly uneven.

    Aviva and Hannover Re have the strongest policies, but are not major players in the oil and gas sector.

    More significantly, Munich Re, Swiss Re and Allianz adopted ambitious policies with commitments to stop insuring most or all new oil and gas production projects.

    By contrast, AXA and Zurich, both major oil and gas insurers, took only minor steps with commitments to end insurance for oil exploration, but not for new oil production or gas exploration or production.

    Meanwhile, major fossil fuel insurers such as AIG, Chubb, Lloyd's and Tokio Marine have yet to adopt any restrictions on conventional oil and gas.

    Meanwhile, coal has become less and less insurable outside of China.

    The number of coal exit policies rose from 35 to 41 last year, with major US insurers AIG and Travelers finally joining the fray.

    The market share of insurers with carbon exclusions has reached 62% in reinsurance markets and 39% in primary insurance markets.

    Many of the remaining insurers without coal exclusions are not active in the fossil fuel sector, and the remaining coal insurers lack the experience or capacity to underwrite large new coal-fired power plants outside of China, the Insure Our Future report concludes.

    .

    Disaster Capitalism Munich Re estimated that in 2021, weather disasters caused losses of $280 billion, up from $210 billion in 2020 and $166 billion in 2019.

    More recently, Hurricane Ian has shown that the risks caused due to the climate emergency they are making insurance unaffordable for growing parts.

    of the population.

    While many reinsurers have ended or reduced their exposure to natural disasters, the largest players, notably Munich Re, Swiss Re and Hannover Review, see weather risks as a business opportunity and have increased their rates for natural catastrophe coverage.

    .

    Insurance companies are passing these premium increases on to their clients and withdrawing entirely from areas that are highly exposed to weather risks.

    Elana Sulakshana, Senior Campaigner at Rainforest Action Network, said: “Insurance companies cannot be expected to absorb the rising costs of climate disasters alone, but it is unacceptable that they abandon climate-affected communities while continuing to fuel the climate emergency by supporting the expansion of fossil fuel production."

    In addition, many climate disasters can no longer be called 'natural' disasters.

    As the science of attribution improves, insurance companies could determine which fossil fuel companies are contributing to their growing losses and to what extent.Instead of passing these costs on to their clients, insurers should take fossil fuel companies to court and force them to pay for the losses they are creating.

    polluters pay, keep weather insurance affordable and force fuels companies stop expanding and reduce their production in line with what is needed to keep global warming within 1.5°C.

    its of voluntary commitments In June, the UN's Race to Zero campaign mandated that members of net-zero alliances “must phase out and phase out all fossil fuels unabated”.

    However, Renaud Guidée, president of the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance, has said that despite the new UN criteria, he has no plans to require the 29 members of the alliance to exclude coverage for fossil fuel projects.

    .

    The lack of sufficient voluntary action by the insurance industry highlights the need for further regulation.

    In June, as part of its sanctions on Russia, the EU banned the provision of insurance for the transport of Russian crude, showing that regulators can act quickly and effectively in crisis situations.

    Ariel Le Bourdonnec, campaigner for Reclaim Finance, said: “The climate emergency is the defining crisis of the 21st century and regulators must act as decisively as they have in response to the war in Ukraine.

    They should force insurers to align their business with 1.5°C routes if the carriers and their alliances are not prepared to do it on their own.”

  •  Mr Olawale Olokode Osun Commissioner of Police has assured residents of the state of adequate security visible policing and asked for their cooperation in providing information to help prevent crimes SP Yemisi Opalola the Police Spokesperson disclosed this in a statement on Friday saying the CP gave the assurance at the inauguration of Police Officers mess in Osogbo The CP AIG Olawale Olokode while commissioning the newly built ultra modern Police Officers mess at Oke Fia Osogbo on Tuesday assured the people of the state on behalf of Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba Alkali of adequate and visibility Policing He also appreciated and congratulated his senior police officers that God used to build the edifice for their quick positive response strong support and assistance which are indispensable to the completion and commissioning of the structure He stated that the building would serve as a relaxation centre for officers and enhance good productivity she said Opalola reported the CP as saying the inauguration marked an important milestone in making the Police and members of the public come closer to enhance effective and efficient policing in our vicinity She said the AIG requested for more support from the public in terms of giving timely and factual information to the Police and other security agencies that would assist in bringing criminal activities to the minimal level The CP thanked the management team senior police officers and other dignitaries present at the occasion promising to continue to work together with critical stakeholders to provide peaceful atmosphere and improve the security of lives and property of the people NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CP assures residents of adequate security, seeks for cooperation on intelligence 
     Mr Olawale Olokode Osun Commissioner of Police has assured residents of the state of adequate security visible policing and asked for their cooperation in providing information to help prevent crimes SP Yemisi Opalola the Police Spokesperson disclosed this in a statement on Friday saying the CP gave the assurance at the inauguration of Police Officers mess in Osogbo The CP AIG Olawale Olokode while commissioning the newly built ultra modern Police Officers mess at Oke Fia Osogbo on Tuesday assured the people of the state on behalf of Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba Alkali of adequate and visibility Policing He also appreciated and congratulated his senior police officers that God used to build the edifice for their quick positive response strong support and assistance which are indispensable to the completion and commissioning of the structure He stated that the building would serve as a relaxation centre for officers and enhance good productivity she said Opalola reported the CP as saying the inauguration marked an important milestone in making the Police and members of the public come closer to enhance effective and efficient policing in our vicinity She said the AIG requested for more support from the public in terms of giving timely and factual information to the Police and other security agencies that would assist in bringing criminal activities to the minimal level The CP thanked the management team senior police officers and other dignitaries present at the occasion promising to continue to work together with critical stakeholders to provide peaceful atmosphere and improve the security of lives and property of the people NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CP assures residents of adequate security, seeks for cooperation on intelligence 
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    CP assures residents of adequate security, seeks for cooperation on intelligence 

    Mr Olawale Olokode, Osun Commissioner of Police, has assured residents of the state of adequate security, visible policing, and asked for their cooperation in providing information to help prevent crimes.  

    SP Yemisi Opalola, the Police Spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, saying the CP gave the assurance at the inauguration of Police Officers mess in Osogbo.  

    “The CP,  AIG Olawale Olokode, while commissioning the newly built ultra modern Police Officers mess, at Oke-Fia, Osogbo, on Tuesday, assured the people of the state, on behalf of Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali, of adequate and visibility Policing.  

    “He also appreciated and congratulated his senior police officers that God used to build the edifice for their quick positive response, strong support and assistance which are indispensable to the completion and commissioning of the structure.  

    “He stated that the building would serve as a relaxation centre for officers and enhance good productivity.

    ” she said.  

    Opalola reported the CP as saying the inauguration marked an important milestone in making the Police and members of the public come closer to enhance effective and efficient policing in our vicinity.  

    She said the AIG requested for more support from the public, in terms of giving timely and factual information to the Police and other security agencies that would assist in bringing criminal activities to the minimal level.  

    “The CP thanked the management team, senior police officers and other dignitaries present at the occasion, promising to continue to work together with critical stakeholders to provide peaceful atmosphere and improve the security of lives and property of the people.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Assistant Inspector General of Police AIG in charge of Zone 16 Mr Abraham Ayim has officially bowed out of active service in the Nigeria Police The Zone 16 Command of the Nigeria police comprises Rivers and Bayelsa states with headquarters in Yenagoa the Bayelsa capital The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the retirement of the AIG from the force was a triple celebration as it coincided with his 60th birthday and the delivery of a baby boy by his daughter Ayim s retirement celebration which was held at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall of Government House in Yenagoa drew dignitaries from all works of life Delivering his farewell address the outgoing AIG expressed gratitude to God for enabling him to reach the peak of his career stating that I have no regrets whatsoever being a police man If I have another opportunity to return to the world I will come back a police man The police chief attributed his successes in the profession to the cooperation of his men and the goodwill he enjoyed from members of the public He added that you cannot police effectively without the assistance of the public With the support of the public we were able to surmount our challenges he said He thanked the governors and governments of Rivers and Bayelsa for their hospitality and support urging them to extend same warm working relationship to whoever that would succeed him in the zone On the 2023 general elections Ayim urged the officers and men of the police force to be wary of politicians with deceitful tendencies but adhere to professionalism in the discharge of their constitutionally assigned duties Electioneering season is a very delicate period Be cautious No police officer should cheaply give himself to politicians to be deceived with a token Don t allow yourself to be deceived he added The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Bayelsa state Mr Ben Okolo described the outgoing AIG as an astute police officer who was professional to the core at the point of duty adding that his meritorious service would be greatly missed Okolo wished the AIG a life of fulfilment and good health outside service pointing out that the retired senior police officer would remain a reference point to him and other policemen in terms of professional advice The Senator representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial District Moses Cleopas the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigative Department zone 16 Sadiq Aliyu and the zonal Police Public Relations Officer all spoke glowingly of the outgoing AIG They described him as an astute investigator and a thorough bred police officer who married personal and professional duties with a high sense of professionalism with humility and respect for persons and ideas of those who worked under him whether great or small The highlights of the event were the cutting of the cake and presentation of gifts from the zone 16 and other groups to the retired sheriff Before his appointment as AIG in 2021 Abraham Ayim who hails from Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross Rivers state held several key positions in the force and became the commissioner in charge of administration in the Department of Finance and Administration Force Headquarters Abuja NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AIG Zone 16, Ayim, bows out at 60
     The Assistant Inspector General of Police AIG in charge of Zone 16 Mr Abraham Ayim has officially bowed out of active service in the Nigeria Police The Zone 16 Command of the Nigeria police comprises Rivers and Bayelsa states with headquarters in Yenagoa the Bayelsa capital The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the retirement of the AIG from the force was a triple celebration as it coincided with his 60th birthday and the delivery of a baby boy by his daughter Ayim s retirement celebration which was held at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall of Government House in Yenagoa drew dignitaries from all works of life Delivering his farewell address the outgoing AIG expressed gratitude to God for enabling him to reach the peak of his career stating that I have no regrets whatsoever being a police man If I have another opportunity to return to the world I will come back a police man The police chief attributed his successes in the profession to the cooperation of his men and the goodwill he enjoyed from members of the public He added that you cannot police effectively without the assistance of the public With the support of the public we were able to surmount our challenges he said He thanked the governors and governments of Rivers and Bayelsa for their hospitality and support urging them to extend same warm working relationship to whoever that would succeed him in the zone On the 2023 general elections Ayim urged the officers and men of the police force to be wary of politicians with deceitful tendencies but adhere to professionalism in the discharge of their constitutionally assigned duties Electioneering season is a very delicate period Be cautious No police officer should cheaply give himself to politicians to be deceived with a token Don t allow yourself to be deceived he added The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Bayelsa state Mr Ben Okolo described the outgoing AIG as an astute police officer who was professional to the core at the point of duty adding that his meritorious service would be greatly missed Okolo wished the AIG a life of fulfilment and good health outside service pointing out that the retired senior police officer would remain a reference point to him and other policemen in terms of professional advice The Senator representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial District Moses Cleopas the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigative Department zone 16 Sadiq Aliyu and the zonal Police Public Relations Officer all spoke glowingly of the outgoing AIG They described him as an astute investigator and a thorough bred police officer who married personal and professional duties with a high sense of professionalism with humility and respect for persons and ideas of those who worked under him whether great or small The highlights of the event were the cutting of the cake and presentation of gifts from the zone 16 and other groups to the retired sheriff Before his appointment as AIG in 2021 Abraham Ayim who hails from Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross Rivers state held several key positions in the force and became the commissioner in charge of administration in the Department of Finance and Administration Force Headquarters Abuja NewsSourceCredit NAN
    AIG Zone 16, Ayim, bows out at 60
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    AIG Zone 16, Ayim, bows out at 60

    The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 16, Mr Abraham Ayim, has officially bowed out of active service in the Nigeria Police.

    The Zone 16 Command of the Nigeria police comprises Rivers and Bayelsa states with headquarters in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the retirement of the AIG from the force was a triple celebration as it coincided with his 60th birthday  and the delivery of a baby boy by his daughter.

    Ayim’s retirement celebration, which was held at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall of Government House in Yenagoa, drew dignitaries from all works of life.

    Delivering his farewell address, the outgoing AIG expressed gratitude to God for enabling him to reach the peak of his career, stating that “I have no regrets whatsoever being a police man.

    “If I have another opportunity to return to the world, I will come back a police man.

    ”The police chief attributed his successes in the profession to the cooperation of his men and the goodwill he enjoyed from members of the public.

    He added that “you cannot police effectively without the assistance of the public.

    With the support of the public, we were able to surmount our challenges,” he said.

    He thanked the governors and governments of Rivers and Bayelsa for their hospitality and support, urging them to extend same warm working relationship to whoever that would succeed him in the zone.

    On the 2023 general elections, Ayim urged the officers and men of the police force to be wary of politicians with deceitful tendencies but adhere to professionalism in the discharge of their constitutionally assigned duties.

    “Electioneering season is a very delicate period.

    Be cautious.

    No police officer should cheaply give himself to politicians to be deceived with a token.

    Don’t allow yourself to be deceived,” he added.

    The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Bayelsa state, Mr Ben Okolo, described the outgoing AIG as an astute police officer who was professional to the core at the point of duty, adding that his meritorious service would be greatly missed.

    Okolo wished the AIG a life of fulfilment and good health outside service, pointing out that the retired senior police officer would remain a reference point to him and other policemen in terms of professional advice.

    The Senator representing Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Moses Cleopas; the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigative Department, zone 16 Sadiq Aliyu, and the zonal Police Public Relations Officer all spoke glowingly of the outgoing AIG.

    They described him as an astute investigator and a thorough bred police officer who married personal and professional duties with a high sense of professionalism with humility and respect for persons and ideas of those who worked under him, whether great or small.

    The highlights of the event were the cutting of the cake and presentation of gifts from the zone 16 and other groups to the retired sheriff.

    Before his appointment as AIG in 2021, Abraham Ayim, who hails from Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross Rivers state, held several key positions in the force and became the commissioner in charge of administration in the Department of Finance and Administration, Force Headquarters, Abuja.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Inspector General of Police I G Mr Usman Baba has ordered the deployment of adequate personnel nationwide ahead of the Oct 1 Independence Day celebration The Force Public Relations Officer FPRO CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja Baba said the order was to provide protection for citizens critical national infrastructure and ensure the success of all activities lined up for the independence celebration The police boss said the deployment was also to prevent any untoward situation throughout the period and beyond Baba had directed Strategic Police Managers comprising Assistant Inspectors General of Police AIGs and Commissioners of Police CPs to ensure high visibility and confidence boosting patrols He urged the senior officers to ensure that the patrol covers the venues of the celebrations residential areas and other public places to prevent infiltration by hostile elements and ensure a peaceful celebration The I G pledged the unalloyed loyalty and dedication of the Nigeria Police to safeguard the sovereignty of the country and combat crimes and criminality to ensure the safety of the citizenry Baba enjoined Nigerians to cooperate with the police and other security agencies for improved security management at various public gatherings during the celebration NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Independence Day: I-G orders adequate deployment of personnel nationwide
     The Inspector General of Police I G Mr Usman Baba has ordered the deployment of adequate personnel nationwide ahead of the Oct 1 Independence Day celebration The Force Public Relations Officer FPRO CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja Baba said the order was to provide protection for citizens critical national infrastructure and ensure the success of all activities lined up for the independence celebration The police boss said the deployment was also to prevent any untoward situation throughout the period and beyond Baba had directed Strategic Police Managers comprising Assistant Inspectors General of Police AIGs and Commissioners of Police CPs to ensure high visibility and confidence boosting patrols He urged the senior officers to ensure that the patrol covers the venues of the celebrations residential areas and other public places to prevent infiltration by hostile elements and ensure a peaceful celebration The I G pledged the unalloyed loyalty and dedication of the Nigeria Police to safeguard the sovereignty of the country and combat crimes and criminality to ensure the safety of the citizenry Baba enjoined Nigerians to cooperate with the police and other security agencies for improved security management at various public gatherings during the celebration NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Independence Day: I-G orders adequate deployment of personnel nationwide
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Independence Day: I-G orders adequate deployment of personnel nationwide

    The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, has ordered the deployment of adequate personnel nationwide, ahead of the Oct. 1 Independence  Day celebration.

    The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

    Baba said the order was to provide protection for citizens, critical national infrastructure and ensure the success of all activities lined up for the independence celebration.

    The police boss said the deployment was also to prevent any untoward situation throughout the period and beyond.

    Baba had directed Strategic Police Managers, comprising Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) to ensure high visibility and confidence boosting patrols.  

    He urged the senior officers to ensure that the patrol covers the venues of the celebrations, residential areas and other public places to prevent infiltration by hostile elements and ensure a peaceful celebration.

    The I-G pledged the unalloyed loyalty and dedication of the Nigeria Police to safeguard the sovereignty of the country and combat crimes and criminality to ensure the safety of the citizenry.

    Baba enjoined Nigerians to cooperate with the police and other security agencies, for improved security management at various public gatherings during the celebration.


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  •  The Police Service Commission PSC has approved the appointment of two Deputy Inspectors General of Police DIGs and promotion of 427 senior police officers Mr Ikechukwu Ani the Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja He said the commission had also approved promotion examinations for police officers in line with the Public Service Rules with effect from 2023 Ani said the decisions were highpoints of the 15th Plenary Meeting of the Commission presided over by its acting Chairman Justice Clara Ogunbiyi rtd He said the newly appointed DIGs were Mr Bello Sadiq currently Assistant Inspector General of Police AIG Zone 1 Kano and Mr Dandaura Mustapha AIG Zone 4 Makurdi Ani said Sadiq was appointed to fill the vacant position of DIG Force Intelligence Bureau FIB According to him Dandaura whose appointment takes effect from Oct 20 will be replacing Sadiq who is expected to retire from the service on the said date He said the promotion of 12 Commissioners of Police CPs to the next rank of AIG were also approved by the commission Ani said the newly promoted CPs were Egbetokun Adeolu Emienbo Assayomo Christiana Cookey Evelyn Peterside Eboka Friday Adesina Soyemi Asafa Adekunle and Edward Egbuka Others are Janet Agbede Oruebo Daso Olokode Olawale and Abutu Yaro Ani said 57 Assistant Commissioners of Police ACPs were also promoted to Deputy Commissioners of Police DCPs while 60 Chief Superintendents of Police CSPs were promoted to the rank of ACPs He said 286 Superintendents of Police Sps were promoted to CSPs The PSC spokesman said the commission also approved the setting up of 11 Member Police Promotion Examination Board He sad the board would have a representative of the Nigeria Police Force who must not be below the rank of DIG NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PSC appoints 2 DIGs, promotes 427 senior officers
     The Police Service Commission PSC has approved the appointment of two Deputy Inspectors General of Police DIGs and promotion of 427 senior police officers Mr Ikechukwu Ani the Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja He said the commission had also approved promotion examinations for police officers in line with the Public Service Rules with effect from 2023 Ani said the decisions were highpoints of the 15th Plenary Meeting of the Commission presided over by its acting Chairman Justice Clara Ogunbiyi rtd He said the newly appointed DIGs were Mr Bello Sadiq currently Assistant Inspector General of Police AIG Zone 1 Kano and Mr Dandaura Mustapha AIG Zone 4 Makurdi Ani said Sadiq was appointed to fill the vacant position of DIG Force Intelligence Bureau FIB According to him Dandaura whose appointment takes effect from Oct 20 will be replacing Sadiq who is expected to retire from the service on the said date He said the promotion of 12 Commissioners of Police CPs to the next rank of AIG were also approved by the commission Ani said the newly promoted CPs were Egbetokun Adeolu Emienbo Assayomo Christiana Cookey Evelyn Peterside Eboka Friday Adesina Soyemi Asafa Adekunle and Edward Egbuka Others are Janet Agbede Oruebo Daso Olokode Olawale and Abutu Yaro Ani said 57 Assistant Commissioners of Police ACPs were also promoted to Deputy Commissioners of Police DCPs while 60 Chief Superintendents of Police CSPs were promoted to the rank of ACPs He said 286 Superintendents of Police Sps were promoted to CSPs The PSC spokesman said the commission also approved the setting up of 11 Member Police Promotion Examination Board He sad the board would have a representative of the Nigeria Police Force who must not be below the rank of DIG NewsSourceCredit NAN
    PSC appoints 2 DIGs, promotes 427 senior officers
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    PSC appoints 2 DIGs, promotes 427 senior officers

    The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the appointment of two Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and promotion of 427 senior police officers.

    Mr Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

    He said the commission had also, approved promotion examinations for police officers in line with the Public Service Rules with effect from 2023.Ani said the decisions were highpoints of the 15th Plenary Meeting of the Commission presided over by its acting Chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, (rtd)He said the newly appointed DIGs were Mr Bello Sadiq, currently, Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) Zone 1, Kano and Mr Dandaura Mustapha, AIG Zone 4, Makurdi.

    Ani said Sadiq was appointed to fill the vacant position of DIG, Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB).

    According to him, Dandaura, whose appointment takes effect from Oct. 20 will be replacing Sadiq who is expected to retire from the service on the said date.

    He said the promotion of 12 Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the next rank of AIG were also approved by the commission.

    Ani said the newly promoted CPs were Egbetokun Adeolu, Emienbo Assayomo, Christiana Cookey, Evelyn Peterside, Eboka Friday, Adesina Soyemi, Asafa Adekunle and Edward Egbuka.

    Others are Janet Agbede, Oruebo Daso, Olokode Olawale and Abutu Yaro.Ani said 57 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) were also promoted to Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) while 60 Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs) were promoted to the rank of ACPs.He said 286 Superintendents of Police (Sps) were promoted to CSPs.The PSC spokesman said the commission also, approved the setting up of 11-Member Police Promotion Examination Board.

    He sad the board would have a representative of the Nigeria Police Force who must not be below the rank of DIG.


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  •   The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission ICPC on Tuesday in Akure admonished traditional and religious leader as well as civil society groups to promote behavioural change to curb corruption in the country Prof Bolaji Owasanoye Chairman ICPC who was represented by AIG Olugbenga Adeyanju Rtd a member of the commission board gave the admonition at a sensitisation dialogue with traditional rulers religious leaders and community based civil society groups The sensitisation dialogue was on Behavioural Change National Ethics and Integrity Policy NEIP Constituency amp Executive Projects Tracking Initiative CEPTI Owasanoye explained that it had become imperative for traditional and religious leaders and other stakeholders to initiate and sustain behavioural change among the people According to him one will be shocked to realise the extent to which corruption has shortchanged all of us especially the ordinary people I believe this realisation will underscore why every core value of ethics and integrity policy should be imbibed practised and upheld by all You as leaders should deepen your partnership with the ICPC in diminishing corruption and using your good offices in promoting ethics values and behavioural change and building a better Nigeria for all of us As religious leaders you our pastors and Imams are not only spirituals guides but also moral compasses by which we measure the positive growth or otherwise of the society You have followership you have influence and command respect Use these to bring about an enduring positive behavioural change among our people Nigerians are good people let not the actions and attitude of a few bad eggs among us give us all a bad name he said The ICPC chairman called on all the stakeholders to organise events in their collective desire to enthrone a Nigeria glowing with integrity transparency and accountability in all spheres Earlier Mr Kupolati Kayode Resident Anti Corruption Commissioner RACC in Ondo State had said that the dialogue was aimed at enthroning behavioral change and socio economic rebirth in the society Kayode who said that ICPC could not do the work effectively without the cooperation and inputs of all stakeholders said the sensitisation would help in spreading the anti corruption message and also improve service delivery to Nigeria and Nigerians The people who perpetrate these acts are not aliens they are our sons and daughters followers legislators civil servants and contractors The commission therefore needs your full support in the onerous fight against corruption in our nation by joining hands with the ICPC in this fight he said The Deji of Akure Kingdom Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade who is also State Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers was represented by the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom Oba Victor Kiladejo He expressed appreciation to the ICPC for the initiative saying it would go a long way to achieve the desired results Ogunlade implored the commission and government to always carry the traditional institution along in order to stem corruption in the society In our respective communities there is need for us to come together so that traditional institutions will be proactive by working hand in hand with the government to fight corruption in the society he said One of the participants Alhaji Yusuf Agbesinga the Imam of Gaga Muslim Community in Akure also called on the commission to create more awareness to tackle the menace of corruption He said both the leaders and the led were corrupt If we want corruption to be reduced in our society our government needs to engage more youths by employing them while both the parents and guardians should teach their children and wards the way of God he said Also Mr Olumuyiwa Olawolu Are Agbe Asaga of Ondo State implored government to include traditionalists among those administering the oath of allegiance for office holders so that they could take the oath through ogun and others traditional gods If we do this I am sure corruption will become a thing of the past in the country If we want to fight and curb corruption we must involve traditionalists while our leaders and office holders take oath of office through ogun sango and others he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC tasks traditional, religious leaders to promote behavioural change
      The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission ICPC on Tuesday in Akure admonished traditional and religious leader as well as civil society groups to promote behavioural change to curb corruption in the country Prof Bolaji Owasanoye Chairman ICPC who was represented by AIG Olugbenga Adeyanju Rtd a member of the commission board gave the admonition at a sensitisation dialogue with traditional rulers religious leaders and community based civil society groups The sensitisation dialogue was on Behavioural Change National Ethics and Integrity Policy NEIP Constituency amp Executive Projects Tracking Initiative CEPTI Owasanoye explained that it had become imperative for traditional and religious leaders and other stakeholders to initiate and sustain behavioural change among the people According to him one will be shocked to realise the extent to which corruption has shortchanged all of us especially the ordinary people I believe this realisation will underscore why every core value of ethics and integrity policy should be imbibed practised and upheld by all You as leaders should deepen your partnership with the ICPC in diminishing corruption and using your good offices in promoting ethics values and behavioural change and building a better Nigeria for all of us As religious leaders you our pastors and Imams are not only spirituals guides but also moral compasses by which we measure the positive growth or otherwise of the society You have followership you have influence and command respect Use these to bring about an enduring positive behavioural change among our people Nigerians are good people let not the actions and attitude of a few bad eggs among us give us all a bad name he said The ICPC chairman called on all the stakeholders to organise events in their collective desire to enthrone a Nigeria glowing with integrity transparency and accountability in all spheres Earlier Mr Kupolati Kayode Resident Anti Corruption Commissioner RACC in Ondo State had said that the dialogue was aimed at enthroning behavioral change and socio economic rebirth in the society Kayode who said that ICPC could not do the work effectively without the cooperation and inputs of all stakeholders said the sensitisation would help in spreading the anti corruption message and also improve service delivery to Nigeria and Nigerians The people who perpetrate these acts are not aliens they are our sons and daughters followers legislators civil servants and contractors The commission therefore needs your full support in the onerous fight against corruption in our nation by joining hands with the ICPC in this fight he said The Deji of Akure Kingdom Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade who is also State Chairman Council of Traditional Rulers was represented by the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom Oba Victor Kiladejo He expressed appreciation to the ICPC for the initiative saying it would go a long way to achieve the desired results Ogunlade implored the commission and government to always carry the traditional institution along in order to stem corruption in the society In our respective communities there is need for us to come together so that traditional institutions will be proactive by working hand in hand with the government to fight corruption in the society he said One of the participants Alhaji Yusuf Agbesinga the Imam of Gaga Muslim Community in Akure also called on the commission to create more awareness to tackle the menace of corruption He said both the leaders and the led were corrupt If we want corruption to be reduced in our society our government needs to engage more youths by employing them while both the parents and guardians should teach their children and wards the way of God he said Also Mr Olumuyiwa Olawolu Are Agbe Asaga of Ondo State implored government to include traditionalists among those administering the oath of allegiance for office holders so that they could take the oath through ogun and others traditional gods If we do this I am sure corruption will become a thing of the past in the country If we want to fight and curb corruption we must involve traditionalists while our leaders and office holders take oath of office through ogun sango and others he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICPC tasks traditional, religious leaders to promote behavioural change
    General news2 months ago

    ICPC tasks traditional, religious leaders to promote behavioural change

      The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission  (ICPC) on Tuesday in Akure admonished traditional and  religious leader  as well as civil society groups to promote behavioural change to curb corruption in the country.

    Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman, ICPC, who was represented by AIG Olugbenga Adeyanju (Rtd.), a member of the commission board, gave the admonition at a sensitisation dialogue with traditional rulers, religious leaders and community-based civil society groups.

    The sensitisation dialogue was on “Behavioural Change  National Ethics and Integrity Policy(NEIP), Constituency & Executive Projects Tracking Initiative (CEPTI)“.

    Owasanoye explained that it had become imperative for traditional and religious leaders and other stakeholders to initiate and sustain behavioural change among the people.

    According to him, one will be shocked to realise the extent to which corruption has shortchanged all of us, especially the ordinary people.

    “I believe this realisation will underscore why every core value of ethics and integrity policy should be imbibed, practised and upheld by all.

    “You as leaders should deepen your partnership with the ICPC in diminishing corruption and using your good offices in promoting ethics, values and behavioural change and building a better Nigeria for all of us.

    “As religious leaders, you, our pastors and Imams, are not only spirituals guides but also moral compasses by which we measure the positive growth or otherwise of the society.

    “You have followership, you have influence and command respect.

    Use these to bring about an enduring positive behavioural change among our people.

    “Nigerians are good people, let not the actions and attitude of a few bad eggs among us give us all a bad name,” he said.

    The ICPC chairman called on all the stakeholders to organise events in their collective desire to enthrone a Nigeria glowing with integrity, transparency and accountability in all spheres.

    Earlier, Mr Kupolati Kayode, Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) in Ondo State, had said that the dialogue was aimed at enthroning behavioral change and socio-economic rebirth in the society.

    Kayode, who said that ICPC could not do the work effectively without the cooperation and inputs of all stakeholders, said the sensitisation would help in spreading the anti-corruption message and also improve service delivery to Nigeria and Nigerians.

    “The people who perpetrate these acts are not aliens, they are our sons and daughters, followers, legislators, civil servants and contractors.

    “The commission, therefore, needs your full support in the onerous fight against corruption in our nation by joining hands with the ICPC in this fight,” he said.

    The Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade, who is also State Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers, was represented by the Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo.

    He expressed appreciation to the ICPC for the initiative, saying it would go a long way to achieve the desired results.

    Ogunlade implored the commission and government to always carry the traditional institution along in order to stem corruption in the society.

    “In our respective communities, there is need for us to come together so that traditional institutions will be proactive by working hand-in-hand with the government to fight corruption in the society,” he said.

    One of the participants, Alhaji Yusuf Agbesinga, the Imam of Gaga Muslim Community in Akure, also called on the commission to create more awareness to tackle the menace of corruption.

    He said both the leaders and the led were corrupt.

    “If we want corruption to be reduced in our society, our government needs to engage more youths by employing them while both the parents and guardians should teach their children and wards the way of God,” he said.

    Also, Mr Olumuyiwa Olawolu, Are Agbe-Asaga of Ondo State, implored government to include traditionalists among those administering the oath of allegiance for office holders so that they could take the oath through “ogun and others traditional gods.

    “If we do this, I am sure corruption will become a thing of the past in the country.

    “If we want to fight and curb corruption, we must involve traditionalists while our leaders and office holders take oath of office through ogun, sango and others,” he said.  


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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