Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has counseled the new Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris on modern policing, advising him to discharge his duties without fear or favour.
The PDP also said that the IGP should keep ‘a close eye on his foot soldiers in the 36 states of the federation and Abuja so that they would not bring the good name the police force had carved for itself over the years into disrepute.
The party’s chairman in Niger State, Mr. Tanko Beji gave the advice in a sallah message to the people of the state in which he also congratulated Idris on his appointment as the new Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force.
‘We use the period of this religious festival to charge the new Acting Inspector General of Police to be fair to all Nigerians in the performance of his duties so that at the end of the day his name will be written in gold in the history books of the Nigeria Police force’.
‘We also charge you not to allow the Police under your watch at the State and federal levels to be turned to instruments of oppression, coercion and intimidation of Nigerians under whatever guise’.
Tanko Beji who solicited for the support of all Nigerians to enable the new IG succeed said that ‘without our support we may not have the desired peace that will bring about social economic development of the state.
The PDP chieftain also in the message called on the Niger state government and its labor unions to ensure they reached an amicable settlement over the ongoing salary dispute in the interest of the state.
‘The government and Labour unions should return to the negotiating table in order to reach an amicable solution on the issues at stake. It should be noted that taking hard line position by any of the parties will not augur well for the economic development of the state’ Tanko Beji submitted.


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