, I’ve added value to policing in Nigeria – Ex-IGP, Usman Baba -

I’ve added value to policing in Nigeria – Ex-IGP, Usman Baba

Retired Mr. Usman Baba, the recently-past Inspector-General of Police (I-G), stated in Abuja on Wednesday that he has improved policing in Nigeria.

Baba added that he departed the Nigeria Police Force in a better state than when he arrived in 2021 for his job.

“As I step down from the Force’s leadership today, I think I’m leaving it in better shape than when I arrived.”

In transferring power to the recently appointed Acting I-G, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, Baba said, “I think that I have added value to policing in Nigeria.

Upon being appointed, Baba claimed that he had set out to positively alter the perceptions of policing in Nigeria by outlining a clear vision and mission objectives.

The former I-G said he made a commitment to address the welfare issues facing active-duty and retired officers and improve the Force’s operational capability by acquiring vital operational assets.

The Marine and Air wings, the Special Forces, the Police Mobile Force, the Counterterrorism Unit, and the Special Protection Unit, he claimed, were among the special detachments of the Force that he also set out to realign.

He continued by saying that he also worked to strengthen the Force’s intelligence capabilities by advocating for the upgrade of the Technical Intelligence assets to the Cam Scanner.

In all areas of my pledge to alter policing narratives and reinstate the waning police supremacy within the nation’s internal security architecture, I am certain that steady progress has been made.

“We may not yet be there, but the paths have been clearly laid out, a solid foundation has been created, and enormous steps have been taken.

He emphasized, “These are for the incoming leadership to capitalize on in the pursuit of a better Police Force.

Baba praised the Nigeria Police family for their dedication, selflessness, and commitment to duty, noting that these qualities helped his administration achieve the majority of its goals and leadership ambitions.

I would especially like to thank the Force Management Team members for being strategic allies during my leadership path.

Responding, Acting I-G Egbetokun commended President Bola Tinubu for the confidence reposed in him.

He said his appointment was a call to commitment and a platform to make a difference in the shared mission of the president to safeguard the lives and well-being of Nigerians.

Egbetokun said the Nigeria Police Force, under his leadership, would strive for excellence, transparency, and accountability to rebuild public trust.

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