RETIRED Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Joseph Mbu, yesterday, said he is retiring from the police as a fulfilled officer because he was privileged to head various formations and commands in the force. Mbu also said he is leaving the Police with his shoulders and head high. “I am proud to be a police man, to retire as a policeman, and if there is reincarnation, I make bold to say I will still be a policeman”. He stated this while delivering his speech at a pulling out ceremony held in his honour at the Police Staff College Jos, the Plateau State capital. Mbu said, “ in December 1985 , we passed out from this police staff college as cadets before the establishment of the police Academy Permanent site Kano. “Today is the time to dance, a day of fulfilment for me because we started the Journey in January 1985 with 96 officers and as at June 30, 2016, we were 48 left. Some are presently Assistant Commissioners of Police, some Deputy Commissioner of Police and some Commissioners of Police, by God’s grace, I am retiring in the IGP category in good health. “I am leaving the Police Staff College Jos, 10 times better than I met it on October 5,2015 “. “I want to appreciate my bosses , IGPs Ogbonnaya Onovo and Mohammed Abubakar for their mentor ship and continuous support throughout my career. “I also want to use this opportunity to urge senior officers to take the welfare of their subordinates seriously. Give them words of encouragement. “I urge police officers all over Nigeria to love one another, how can you be disliked outside and inside too? “Avoid petty jealously and witch-hunt , there is a difference between being strict and being wicked , superiors should look for the best in their subordinates and use it. “Today I am retiring from the service with much to enumerate as my contributions.” Mbu also called on the media to stop visiting the sins of an erring force , see the police as partners in progress and encourage them to do their Jobs effectively, be interested in their working conditions and environment. Some of the various commands and formations headed by Mbu include: the CP Directorate of Police Education, CP Mobile force , CP Oyo, FCT and Rivers command, AIG zone 2, Lagos and the Police Staff College Jos.

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