Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris has hinted that police officers from the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police, to the Inspector General of Police must declare their assets.
Idris, who disclosed a planned radical reform under his administration during a courtesy call on the Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rrd) in Abuja, noted that the reform was in line with Section 13 cap 15 Code of Conduct law.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that Idris, while taking over from former IGP Solomon Arase, promised to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption in all fronts, stressing that the Nigeria Police Force would henceforth have integrity and accountability as its cardinal operational principles in all its actions, as well as being decisive on any of its personnel that deviates from its core values, stating that he would ensure that the rule of law prevailed in police actions and activities.
He said, “In our efforts to give a boost to the current administration’s war on corruption, the police management will strengthen the police x-squad units in the police commands with the deployment of thoroughly vetted, selfless and patriotic officers to tackle corruption and abuse of office within the police organisation and amongst the federal, state and local government levies.
“The personnel deployed to this anti-corruption unit will be supported with incentives to make them more effective in the discharge of their duties.”
Yesterday, while speaking with the Minister of Interior, the police chief said, “Every police officer from the rank of ASP to IGP who are commissioned officers must declare their assets.
He assured that under his administration, the integrity of the force would be further raised and that the force would also operate within the rule of law, adding that the presence of the force would be felt in villages and streets of the country.
“I assure you, sir, that we will raise the integrity of the Nigeria Police Force to be more accountable to the people.”
Dambazau in a remark urged IGP Idris to focus on the three key issues of corruption, economy and security for the success of this administration.
“You have a lot of challenges as the chief law officer of the country,” he said, urging him to collaborate with other security agencies to address the issues of crimes and post-conflict resolution in the North-East.
“The post-conflict resolution in the North-East has to be comprehensive and holistic,” he said.
Dambazau advised him to carry everybody along and put the right persons in the positions of command commissioners and zonal commanders.
“No matter how smart you think you are, you cannot do it alone without the support of others,” he told the IGP.
The minister also advised him to put the issue of welfare of his officers as a priority and assured him of the support of the ministry to discharge his mandate.

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