MINISTER of Interior, Lt. Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has charged the newly promoted Deputy Inspectors General of police, DIGs, to be loyal to the Force. The new DIGs are appointed members of the Police Management team and while decorating them in Abuja yesterday, Dambazau urged them to focus on logistics, operations and welfare of personnel of the force, stressing that the team should focus on the critical areas of economy, security and corruption which were the main focus of the present administration.
“Don’t forget the challenges the country is facing as you discharge your duty. The expectations will be high, but do the best you can for the development of the country,“he said. The officers decorated are, DIGs Shuaibu Gambo, Department of Finance and Administration; Folusho Adebanjo, Information and Communication Technology and Hyacinth Dagala, Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, FCIID. Others are, Maigari Dikko, Logistics and Supply; Joshak Habila, Operations; Emmanuel Inyang, Training and Development; Valentine Ntochukwu, Research and Planning and AIG Abdul Bube, Force Secretary. Earlier, the Acting Inspector- General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris urged them to focus on crime prevention. “We cannot guarantee success in our mandate if we fail to build fruitful partnerships with the civilian population,“he said. Idris also enjoined them to encourage the development and sustenance of community policing models that are responsive. He said that a police devoid of integrity and perceived to be corrupt cannot earn the trust and confidence of the people. The police boss restated his resolve to fight corruption at all levels of the public service in the country, adding that it must begin with the police. He further urged the management team to perform their duties within the confines of the constitution, Police Act and Regulations. Responding on behalf of the officers, DIG Shuaibu Gambo assured of the team’s readiness to work in accordance with the constitution. He commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Police for finding them worthy for the appointment.

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