FG will give adequate attention to welfare of security personnel, says Tinubu
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday said his administration would make adequate provision for the enhancement of the operational capability of security and law enforcement agencies and improved welfare of personnel in its renewed drive to address security concerns across the country.
The President, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, gave the assurance at the Passing Out Parade of the 5th Regular Course of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State.
“This administration is committed to implementing effective measures to combat the security challenges in Nigeria and our synergy is the surest ticket to that destiny. We are implementing a comprehensive approach that focuses on key areas.
“First, we are investing in our law enforcement agencies to enhance their capabilities and effectiveness. We are offering extra resources, training and equipment to bolster our Police Force and Security Agencies,” the President said.
President Tinubu stated that the administration was simultaneously enhancing the country’s intelligence and systems on both national and international levels.
“We acknowledge that addressing security challenges necessitates cooperative endeavours with other countries. Hence, we are establishing alliances to adeptly tackle transnational threats.
“Furthermore, we are executing all encompassing social programmes and economic development projects aimed at fostering inclusiveness, social unity and economic prospects for everyone,” the President added.
While commending the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security agencies for their efforts, the President noted: “Our moral duty now is to support the Nigeria Police Force and other security organisations in intensifying their bids to improve public safety. We must do the best within our capacity to ensure there is an improvement in the security of lives, properties and investments of our people and foreign investors.”
Tinubu urged members of the force to always “hold fast to the core virtues of our Police Force: integrity, honesty and compassion.”
“We must treat all citizens fairly and uphold their human rights, regardless of background. Our actions must exemplify the highest ethical standards as we safeguard the rule of law. Together, we embody the principles that define a trusted and responsible Police Force,” he added.
He expressed confidence in the ability of the graduands to fit into the agenda of the present administration, noting: “With the quality of training that you have received over the five years in the Academy, I believe you are adequately prepared to serve this country.
“May you all embark on this journey with courage and determination, knowing that the nation needs your patriotic services. Stay vigilant, stay united and stay focused to the ideals that make our Police Force an exemplar of honour and integrity.”
Earlier in his address, the Commandant of the Academy, AIG Sadiq Abubakar, thanked the Federal Government for its unwavering support to the institution, noting that the successful graduation of the 169 cadets was a testament to the present administration’s commitment to infrastructure and manpower development in the force.
The highpoint of the event was the presentation of a sword and prizes to the best graduating cadets, the symbolic piping and commissioning of the cadets by the President, who was the Special Guest of Honour.
Dignitaries present at the event included Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State; Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Barau Jibrin; Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mr. Solomon Arase; Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun; Emir of Kano, HRH, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and some members of the National Assembly.
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