The AIG-Imoukhuede Foundation said on Tuesday it would offer free training to 100 officers across Africa.
The executive vice president of the foundation, Ofovwe AIG-Imoukhuede, made this known in a statement released to the Nigerian News Agency in Abuja.
According to AIG-Imoukhuede, applicants must be citizens of an African country working in the public sector with a minimum of seven years of active service and holding a position at the managerial level.
“We are pleased to announce the start of the selection process for the second class of the AIG Public Leaders Program.
“The application window opened on January 27 and will close on April 7.
“This year, we will offer 100 civil servants from Africa a unique opportunity to take executive training offered in partnership with the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, England.
“The program will be free for all selected applicants, as scholarships worth more than 5,000 euros will be awarded,” the statement says.
AIG-Imoukhuede said the program would be administered by expert lecturers and teachers with classes organized for five weeks and two weeks of face-to-face sessions in Abuja.
“Details of the program are in the attached Public Leaders Program brochure and applicants can visit http://aigimoukhuedefoundation.org/aigplp/ for more information.
The Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) has described 39 council staff across the country as grossly inadequate for the optimal regulation of veterinary services in the country.
Dr. Ezenwa Nwakonobi, Ag. Council Registrar had this to say at the 2020 VCN Signage Built Corps members presentation, Lot B, in Abuja.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that the members of the body are Dr. Comfort Ndor, Dr. Faith Kaka, Dr. Mustapha Umar, Dr. Fatima Saidu and Dr. Amarachi Ezeocha.
Nwakonobi identified inadequate human capacity, both from veterinary officers and support staff, as a major challenge and impediment to the council effectively carrying out its mandates as a regulatory body.
According to him, the council, as a government agency, is mandated to regulate the practice and set standards for the training of aspiring veterinarians.
He said the council also had the ability to regulate the practice of veterinarians and veterinary paraprofessionals who assist veterinary doctors.
The acting registrar, who further said that “the council regulates veterinary practice facilities, emphasized that it is illegal to establish a veterinary practice without being registered with the council and meeting the minimum standard set out.
He expressed concern that labor shortages had led to overtaxing the few available hands.
However, the interim registrar, who praised the effort of the council's board of directors to ensure that VCN has adequate manpower, called for the government's prompt attention to address the persistent challenge.
“We lack human capacity in the council, mainly in the technical cadre of veterinary officers, as well as in the support staff. We call on the government to heed our request.
“Specifically, we call on the government at the level of the Head of Service of the Federation, the Federal Character Commission, the Civil Service Commission, as well as the National Commission for Income and Wages to meet our request and need.
"This is the only way we can optimally perform our roles as a regulatory agency," Nwakonobi said.
He said that the essence of the constructed signage elements was the visibility and easier location of the council building both day and night.
He described visibility as key to any organization and added that regardless of the quality and nature of the work done without visibility, such an organization would not receive due recognition.
AIG Aishatu Abubakar-Baju, Chairman of the VCN Governing Board, described the members' gesture as one of the council's commitments to ensure a complete rebranding of the council.
Abubakar-Baju represented Muhammed, vice chairman of the board, said that VCN is in the process of restructuring for greater productivity, both of its staff and its operations.
“Given its mandate to regulate the practice and professionals of veterinary medicine in the country, the VCN is strategic for the development of agriculture as a generator of non-oil income.
“The most important thing about the rebranding is to increase hope and visibility of our activities through a facelift of physical structures and a monument that speaks to who we are as veterinarians.
“The signage project donated to the Veterinary Council of Nigeria is in line with a renewed vigor to reposition the 'VCN brand' for greater efficiency,” he said.
Abubakar-Baju said that the batch of corps members lifted the bar signage to contribute their quota to VCN's restructuring.
“Therefore, we congratulate you on this laudable initiative and urge you all to make a positive impact with a positive legacy wherever you are.
“This is a celebration of hard work and efficiency. Being the first group of corps members sent to the council, this standard is a foundation for others to build on,” she said.
Dr. Comfort Ndor, one of the executors of the project, described it as one of the best years of her life serving on the council.
Ndor, who identified the NYSC motto as Service to Humanity, said the initiative was born out of goal.
According to her, they were able to realize this dream thanks to the support of the council staff.
“When I was sent to the council in January 2021, we identified the council with a very small sign. We identify what we can do for the council according to our motto.
“We identified many things that needed to be fixed in the council.
“We wanted something standard within our budget and decided to erect the signpost to mark the VCN building in Maitama,” he said.
I-GP appoints acting DIG and orders redeployment of 3 AIGs
APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is pleased to confirm the recent promotion of Rania ElRafie to Group Account Director.
ElRafie, who is based in Egypt, stepped up to the new role in less than two years after proving herself to be a consummate professional and dynamic team leader who inspires her colleagues through her dedication and experience.
Here, we talk to ElRafie about her journey with Grupo APO that has seen her grow in the role.
Tell us about your professional career and how it led you to become part of the APO Group family
In 2003 I joined JWT Group, part of the global organization WPP, as an internship requirement to obtain my degree from the American University in Dubai. I started PR from scratch in JWT's media monitoring division, where I spent my days tracking the media and writing reports for clients.
I grew within the organization to the point where my skill in professional customer service was soon noticed. I was then made responsible for key accounts and began writing press materials in English and Arabic, while also developing strong relationships with the media in the Middle East and North Africa regions. I was also responsible for managing global accounts including Diamond Trading Company, DeBeers, Lux Fashion World, Virgin Megastores, MBC Group, Dubai Sports City, AIG and HSBC within Buchanan's communications group.
Following that, I joined TBWA Dubai, where I worked remotely from Egypt, taking on account leadership including CNN and P&G's Gillette and Ariel brands. I was also responsible for bringing in new business and day-to-day customer service and management. During that time, I was involved in many CSR activities, specifically with Etihad Airways and the Children's Cancer hospital in Egypt.
In 2016 I took on the role of Corporate Communications and Public Relations Manager for a local real estate developer in Egypt. Managed corporate communications for company stakeholders, advised the CEO, and maintained media relations with local and regional journalists. Here I played an integral role in crisis management. I left after three years and freelanced for numerous real estate developers who had recognized my experience and offerings.
In 2020 I was sought out by the APO Group and accepted the position of Account Director, where I manage several accounts including Canon, Siemens Gamesa, Vertiv and Web Fontaine. I also support my other team leaders on their accounts when needed, including NBA, DHL, European Investment Bank, Marriott Hotels, and more.
What interested you in the APO Group?
I was excited by the prospect of being part of a pan-African organization that plays a vital role in giving voice and telling the stories of Africa and its people. APO is a prestigious brand, as well as an established name in the industry, providing media and public relations services on a pan-African scale, and it was new to me. For the first time as an African I had the opportunity to focus solely on work across the continent. This is where my roots lie, and the APO Group's African narrative drew me to its vision and offerings. It was an opportunity to promote positive and inspiring news in a field with global players who are establishing networks in Africa, realizing the potential that the continent offers.
I have always believed in seeing the big picture outside of your clients and understanding the company you work for that you aspire to promote and build. The sense of ownership of working with the APO Group brand is exciting and a key motivator. I represent the APO Group in my country, before my media and my shareholders in the Middle East region and, in particular, Egypt.
As part of the APO Group, I realized that we have an incredible continent: it is made up of 54 countries, with very diverse populations. There are nations here that have populations ranging from 1 million to over 170 million people speaking over 2,000 languages and dialects. It is important to understand the differences between them: cultures, knowledge of people and states, the uniqueness of each of them. My position has allowed me to build relationships with people all over the world and despite having to work remotely I have built great relationships with key stakeholders, clients, media and APO team members which is wonderful.
Tell us a bit more about the customer challenges you faced after joining APO and how you overcame them.
When I took over at APO, I had to hit the ground running. The first three months were particularly challenging because I had to learn very quickly about the account assigned to me and how best to serve our client's interests and needs, while delivering exceptional work.
But this did not stop me. I began to learn and understand the client, as well as those of his competitors, at the most intricate levels. I set goals and KPIs and identified key strengths among team players and then aligned tasks with their roles. There was also a lot of strategic thinking needed to build the brand. Soon the results began to show and our experience in pushing boundaries, going the extra mile and delivering excellent work began.
I am extremely proud and privileged to be able to collaborate with a team that not only delivers what is expected, but never fails to impress.
How would you describe yourself as a leader?
My key strengths are my authenticity and my passion for what I do. When you are motivated by passion and responsibility, it always reflects on your team.
I would describe myself as someone who has a high degree of professionalism and work ethic in what I do, and strictly adheres to quality standards and policies. In my journey with APO, I have been able to build trust with my colleagues, make sure I am a good listener, and offer thanks, praise, and credit when I witness great work.
I work with clear KPIs to ensure consistent delivery within and beyond expectations. I also focus on identifying and recognizing the talents and value of my team members to bring out the best version of themselves.
I was lucky to have found a tutorial in my early days at JWT PR. I remember that my direct manager, CEO of JWT PR, always praised me for my ability to excel in the many positions I worked in. She was proud of my work ethic: I have always gone the extra mile to deliver the best results. and she would encourage me to believe in myself and excel in my area of work.
The founder and president of the APO Group, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, has been a guiding light for me, nurturing my skills, helping me network and aligning me with the right stakeholders. It is clear that he is passionate about APO, and he has guided me towards discovering more about myself and realizing my full potential.
I would like to instill the same kind of passion in my team, which can guide them to deliver the best possible work.
What advice would you give to those just starting out in the industry and what advice would you give them for having successful relationships with the media?
Work with passion! If you love what you do, you allow yourself to think outside the box and color outside the lines.
I would also say look at the big picture – explore your company and understand business goals and needs beyond knowing your customer base. Learn to serve your organization and fall in love with the brands you work for.
Relationships are key within our industry and fostering them with team members, clients, media and stakeholders is crucial to maintaining your presence and understanding who you are working with.
In my professional life, another key learning was multitasking and being able to deliver my best work to all my clients. Agency life is fast-paced and learning how to manage your time and tasks is important to meeting goals and planning ahead.
Reacting to ElRafie's promotion to Group Account Director, APO Group Founder and Chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard (www.Pompigne-Mognard.com) said: “Rania has been exemplary in her role since joining the Group. APO Not only has she shown immense talent and experience, but she has also fundamentally established herself with her clients and team members. She believes in the vision of Grupo APO and has shown over time that her passion for the work she does is high. I am incredibly proud to have been a part of her journey, and she truly deserves this recognition.”
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is partnering with the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to tackle traffic and other related offenses associated with motorists.
The Zonal Commander in charge of the FCT and Niger State, Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Shehu Mohammed, had this to say when he paid a courtesy visit to the FCT Police Command headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mohammed said the visit was part of the regimental and paramilitary requirements for commanding officers to work in synergy with sister agencies to carry out successful operations properly.
He said the visit was also aimed at strengthening the existing cordial working relationship between the NPF and FRSC.
He said the partnership was necessary as NPF Zone 7 and FRSC Zone RS7 have the same coverage area.
“Partnership is required in accordance with FRSC's policy on engaging private associations to foster continued synergy with sister agencies and stakeholders.
"We believe that the association will help us to have an accident-free society and will also help in traffic control with effective protection against accidents," he said.
The FRSC official appreciated the efforts of the police to curb insecurity in the territory and safeguard the lives of FRSC personnel.
Mohammed also thanked the police for their collaboration and support during patrolling and intelligence operations in FCT and Niger state.
In response, the Deputy Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of FCT and the state of Niger, AIG Bala Ciroma, promised to provide FRSC with all necessary support in the area.
Ciroma praised the FRSC's effort in quickly and timely rescuing victims of traffic accidents and controlling traffic in traffic jams.
He assured the Corps of continuous teamwork to provide an efficient service to the public.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo praised the number of distinguished alumni of the University of Lagos Faculty of Law (UNILAG) and their contributions to the development of the various sectors of the country. M) Vice President Yemi Osinbajo flanked Ajumogobia and Mr. Kanu Agabi at the event. Osinbajo delivered the eulogy at the UNILAG Law Alumni Dinner, themed: 'The Great Homecoming', held on Saturday at Harbor Point, Victoria Island, Lagos. “The reputation and goodwill of the alumni is the reason for the prestige of the school. “We should all be proud of the remarkable variety of alumni and their great achievements not only in Law but in practically all fields of human endeavor. “It is time to show off the weight of UNILAG, the Faculty of Law and its contributions to the development of society and the country,” he said. The vice president said that the quality of the alumni of the prestigious university has had a precedent in defining legal practice in the country. “At the pinnacle of the Nigerian judiciary is our Honorable Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, she was joined last year by Ogunwunmiju, both alumni of UNILAG Law School. “In the Court of Appeal, we have as many as Judge Patricia Mahmoud, who served as Ag. Chief Judge of Kano State. “Also the former Chief Judge of Edo, Judge Esther Edigin, who was my classmate and the current Chief Judge of Lagos State, Judge Kazeem Alogba is also a proud alumna,” she said. Osinbajo also listed Labor Court Judge Oyebiola Oyewunmi as a proud alumnus. “In the Lagos State Judiciary alone, we have as many judges as Judge Yetunde Adesanya, Judge Adenike Coker, Judge Atinuke Oluyemi, Judge Adedayo Akintoye, Judge Idowu Alakija, among others. "In the private bar, we have Mr. Wole Olanipekun, and possibly the richest lawyer in the country," he said. The VP said that many former students have formed law firms of great reputation and recognition for their contributions to society. “For example, we have the late Bankole Aluko, SAN, who co-founded one of the leading law firms in Nigeria today, Aluko and Oyebode. “Then there is also Femi Olubanwo, co-founder of Banwo and Ighodalo, who recently won the Nigerian Law Firm of the Year award,” he said. Osinbajo added that he himself, as Vice President of the country and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, were alumni of the great institution. “We also have several former governors, such as Governor David Jemibewon of Oyo State and Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State. “In addition, the President's Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Ade Ipaye, and the President's Special Advisor on Ease of Doing Business, Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, are alumni. “Both were former students and professors at the Faculty of Law, UNILAG and Oduwole is the holder of the Prince Claus Chair from 2013 to 2015,” he said. The Vice President said that the traditional rulers were also not left out of the UNILAG Law School alumni and mentioned the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akinolu, former AIG. Osinbajo said that the institution had also produced several attorneys general such as Mr. Kanu Agabi, Mr. Christopher Ojo, Mr. Adetokunbo Kayode, and Mr. Odein Ajumogobia. “Many SANs have come to prominence in different ways, such as Mr. Fidelis Oditah, who is possibly the only one of us who is both Queen's Council and SAN,” he said. The vice president also recalled when Adokiya Amiesimaka during his college days played for Sharks FC, Rivers and also won gold at the 1980 African Cup of Nations. He also said that the entertainment industry and the fashion industry have not been spared from the creative disruption made especially by the ladies who are making brilliant contributions in the industries. “Our very own Bolanle Austin-Peters, founded Nigeria's first privately owned theatre, Terraculture; his film about the Ebola outbreak, '93 Days', is the best nominated film at the 2017 African Movie Academy Awards. “In the world of fashion, Omoyemi Akinrele is raising the Nigerian flag high. She is the initiator of the Lagos Fashion Week. “So our people are everywhere and I can go on bragging about them forever,” Osinbajo said. Furthermore, Mr. Ajumogobia, who served respectively as Foreign Minister and Oil Minister, praised the multiple role played by the country and beyond. “We have achieved immeasurable success in careers as diverse as our country,” he said.
Police Affairs Minister Maigari Dingyadi says President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to improving the nation's security and leaving the country better than he knew it.
Mr Dingyadi said this at the launch of the North West Police Public Complaints Committee (PPCC) awareness campaign on Thursday in Sokoto.
He said the inauguration of the committee was part of the Federal Government's efforts to deepen and improve police capacity through responsive reforms aimed at promoting the rule of law and protecting the human rights of citizens.
The minister pointed out that the PPCC was an initiative to bridge the gap between the police and the public on issues of police conduct and infringement of citizens.
“It is to provide an avenue through which the public can channel their complaints and grievances about police brutality and address them appropriately.
“It is in line with the president's quest for better national security and development,” Mr. Dingyadi said.
He assured that the Buhari-led administration was determined to internalize responsive initiatives that would enhance measures to have a safer, more secure and crime-free Nigeria.
This, he claimed, will further eliminate all crime and establish a positive but productive mechanism against riots and other nefarious activities and trends.
He stressed that the PPCC performs a monitoring platform for the promotion of cordial relations between the police and citizens.
”It is the initiative of the Ministry to ensure that brutality never finds ground against citizens within the space of police operational conduct.
“The current government will ensure that there is no turning back to leave a peaceful, secure and united Nigeria as a better nation than it was when it took office in 2015,” the minister said.
He urged the public to view the PPCC as a responsive avenue aimed at fostering synergy and illicit trust among Nigerians in relation to the conduct and activities of the force.
He said the PPCC is on the right track with reinforcing guidelines piloting its operations to make it easy for the public to make all complaints against violations of the rights of police personnel.
Previously AIG Zone 10, which comprises Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Bello Dalijan, who represented Police Inspector General Usman-Alkali, said PPCC was a child of the need to increase the police workforce as a searchlight. through which complaints and complaints. of citizens would be addressed.
Mr. Dalijan urged other security agencies to accelerate response synergy to secure the country, noting that despite numerous challenges, Nigeria has made tremendous progress in the area of security.
"With PPCC, we will be more committed in synergy towards a safer, more secure and peaceful nation for the prosperity of citizens," he assured.
Sokoto Sultan Sa'ad Abubakar, represented by Aliyu Baraden-Wamakko, praised the federal government for the initiative that would give ordinary citizens more confidence and courage to voice their grievances where their rights have been trampled.
However, Abubakar called on the minister to ensure the establishment of a similar committee in all 774 local government areas in the country.
Also speaking, Rev. Fr. Nuhu Iliya of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, thanked the organizers and noted that it will strengthen public confidence in the police force.
Mr. Iliya explained that Sokoto had been peaceful and that both Christians and Muslims were carrying out activities without discrimination.
He expressed concern about the growing insecurity that has deepened public fears as a result of the killings.
“Nigerians are not happy with the killings across the country. We are convinced that with the PPCC our minds will be sensitized to positive results”, he pointed out.
The Muslim representative and district chief of Gagi, Sani Umar-Jabbi, described the initiative as a genuine way of channeling complaints and involving the bases.
Mr. Umar-Jabbi called on the Muslim congregation to support the push for peace and unity of all towards justice, fairness and equity against any form of police brutality and violation of their rights.
He noted that public trust in the police was a sensitive issue that he believed the PPCC would address in light of current security challenges.
The traditional ruler emphasized the need for Nigerians to adopt family planning mechanisms to have an adequate population growth that allows families and authorities to overcome security challenges and efferent management.
He urged the government at all levels to become stronger and invest more in insecurity, as the country was rapidly growing demographically amid the crises.
Sokoto state government representative Abdulkadir Ahmed said the establishment of the committee was a positive sign that the federal government's commitment to reforming the police force was not in doubt.
Ahmed noted that police and public relations in Sokoto were friendly, emphasizing that "what we see at checkpoints and other service points shows how friendly we are in Sokoto."
Committee members included government officials, representatives of human rights agencies, youth organizations, non-governmental organizations.
The committee would monitor unprofessional police conduct against citizens and serve as a platform between the public and police to better protect citizens.
Guidelines, phone contacts, online platforms and other ways to communicate with the committee were displayed after the interactive sessions, while there was also time for questions and answers.
Deputy Inspector General (AIG) of Police, Zone 5, Lawan Jimeta, on Tuesday tasked newly promoted officers in the zone with professionalism and a commitment to efficient and effective policing.
Jimeta handed over the position in Benin, while decorating the three newly promoted officers who serve in the headquarters of the area that includes Edo and Delta.
He also charged newly promoted officers to see their promotion as the work of God, since "promotion comes from above."
The AIG reminded them to remain professional, committed and dedicated as promotion comes with additional responsibilities and challenges.
He congratulated them and prayed to God to grant them wisdom to assume the responsibilities of their new ranks.
Jemeta also thanked the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba, and the Police Service Commission for the recommendation and subsequent promotion of the officers.
According to him, the promotion will go a long way in raising the morale of the officers and improving their productivity.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that the officers decorated with their new ranks included DCP Charles Dike.
Dike, until now, was the Deputy Police Commissioner, Zonal Criminal Investigations Department, Zone 5 Headquarters, Benin.
Others promoted were CSP Oweikpo Pere, the Zonal Provost Marshal, as well as SP Blessing Evbakhavbokun, the 2IC, General Investigation, Zonal CID, Benin.
Responding on behalf of the promoted officers, Dike thanked Almighty God for deeming them worthy of being promoted to their next ranks.
He also thanked AIG for finding the time to personally decorate them, and promised to work harder, in line with professional ethics and constitutional provisions, to justify the trust placed in them.Keep reading
The Bauchi State Judiciary says it has launched investigations into alleged N11.4 billion fraudulent contract deals perpetrated by some court workers in the state.
The state's chief judge, Justice Rabi Umar, said this at a press conference on the sidelines of the swearing-in of the 31 commissioners for the Shari'ah Court of Appeal swearing-in in Bauchi on Tuesday.
Ms. Umar said that the judiciary had launched an investigation into some High Court staff who engaged in fraudulent contractual relationships with various companies worth N11.4 billion, without the knowledge of the authorities.
She that the measure was imperative to stop the decline in the judiciary.
“The recent directive I gave for investigation was the cases where some High Court staff established a contractual relationship with various companies worth billions of naira using forged stamps, letterhead from the Chief Registrar’s office and forms without our knowledge. authority or consent as follows:
“Daneejow N162,000,000 supplied 6,000 bags of rice; Nakuwa Nig. Enterprise N168,000,000 supplied 6,000 bags of rice; Anieco Global Synergy Ltd. N1,080,000,000 to supply 4,000 laptops.
“Kommy Foods and Braids LTD N2,200,000 to supply 1,800 bags of rice; YK Priority N3,100,000,000 to supply 10,000 Lady motorcycles; Task Systems N1,100,000,000 to supply 500 units of laptops.
“Mabs Resources Ltd. N5,750,000,000 to supply Keke NAPEP 500 Units; Rockchuks Resources International Ltd. N56,000,000 to supply 1,800 bags of rice and Khusufah Nig. Ltd. N50,400,000 to supply 400 bags of rice.
“In one case where the victims of the fraudulent activities complained directly to the EFCC, the staff were investigated and charged in court by the Commission and are currently on trial.
“Another similar case was about four months ago, when some High Court staff defrauded a Kaduna State company using forged documents from the Bauchi State High Court.
“The company requested them from the AIG Zone 12, Bauchi. They were investigated, charged in court by the police and subsequently held in Correctional Service facilities,” he said.
According to her, all the fraudulent contractual transactions are carried out by the staff to defraud innocent people with the full support and active collusion of their godfathers who operate behind the scenes and share in the profits of the fraud.
Ms. Umar said there were some corrupt elements within the judiciary in the state who had her personal forms, receipts and stamps, using her boys to deprive the state government of revenue and defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
He said that the staff who perpetrate these acts do so with the active collusion, support and encouragement of their godparents, who are now resorting to the use of religious sentiment to cause discord between the High Court and the Sharia Court of Appeal.
The judiciary, he said, had introduced new court forms with security features in line with the modern trend available in most states and jurisdictions to control the threat of corruption and revenue leakage.
“We have printed court forms with security features such as affidavits, probate and other necessary forms, after observing with dismay that some disgruntled members of our staff have their personal forms, receipts and even stamps that they use and convert money to their personal use, thus depriving the government of revenue.
“The Chief Registrar and the Chairman of the Board of the Internal Revenue Service met and agreed on the modalities that a certain percentage will be paid to the High Court to defray the cost of printing the security forms, while most of the proceeds will be remitted to the state government.
"After starting the process, the income generated by the High Court in the months of November and December 2021, registered a significant improvement, all of which remitted to the account of the state government," he said.
Ms. Umar expressed her dismay at the rumors being spread by selfish people to disrupt the noble process of sanitizing the court of corrupt staff.
“I was shocked when my good intention of moving the state forward was twisted by some disgruntled elements with malicious intent who started spreading rumors and raising false alarms that I appointed a Chief Registrar who is a Christian to undermine the religion of Islam.”
Ms. Umar said that her religion enjoined her to be fair and just to all kinds of people, regardless of belief, creed or tribe.
The Deputy Inspector General (AIG) of the Police, Lawan Jimeta, assumed his duties in Benin on Thursday as the new AIG, Zone 5, which includes the states of Edo and Delta.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that Jimeta replaced AIG Ahmad Abdurrahman who was reassigned to Police Academy (POLAD), Wudi, Kano State.
Speaking with him shortly after taking office, Jimeta said he would be ruthless with any official in the area who was seen as corrupt.
“I abhor corruption and therefore I will deal decisively with any officer who is corrupt or perceived to be corrupt.
“So officers in the area are expected to wake up to their duties, be diligent and also serve the public humanely.
“They should prevent corruption in whatever form it takes and ensure that they respect human rights, as well as being professional in their conduct,” he said.
The AIG said Edo and Delta states were familiar terrain for him, having previously served in Edo as Police Commissioner.
He added that his tenure in the state as a former police commissioner had exposed him to the terrain, the challenges and how best to address the challenges.
The AIG assured that it would use the experience accumulated at that time to address the security problems in the area.
Jimeta also said that he will be guided by the Police Inspector General, Usman Álcali, and will rely on them to ensure that the objectives are achieved.
In addition, he promised to work in harmony with the police commissioners in the area to ensure that crime and criminality are contained in the area.
In his statements, AIG Ahmad Abdurrahman, who handed over command to Jimeta, said that it was generally normal for the force to move officers from one place to another in the shortest time possible.
According to him, we are regiments, we are men of the discipline force, so when they instruct you, you obey.
He explained that his redeployment was simply an exchange of offices between him and the new AIG, Jimeta, and called on the citizens of the two states to cooperate with the new AIG.
“He is an experienced and very disciplined officer, and I know that in the shortest possible time people in the area will get the good leadership that they deserve and have been longing for,” Abdurrahman said.
reports that Jimeta served as CP Edo, from November 2019 to June 2020, CP Bauchi from June 2020 to March 2021, Commander POLAD, Wudi, Kano State from March 2021, prior to his current redeployment as AIG, zone 5.Keep reading