Tinubu Orders Withdrawal Police From VIPs' Escort, Gives Other Directives

Tinubu Orders Withdrawal Police From VIPs' Escort, Gives Other Directives

  • President Bola Tinubu has ordered the immediate withdrawal of police personnel from VIP security across the country
  • The minister of state for police affairs, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, disclosed the president's directive at a two-day management retreat of the ministry
  • According to Ibrahim, the ministry would carry out the directive of the president irrespective of how stringent it could be

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FCT, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu has ordered that police personnel should be withdrawn from the security files of the VIPs.

Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, the minister of state for police affairs, stated that the president's directive would be prosecuted by the police high command while developing a community policing strategy, among others, The Punch reported.

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President Tinubu ordered police to dump VIPs Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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The minister disclosed this at a two-day management retreat at the Ministry of Police Affairs on Monday, November 13.

Ibrahim noted that the ministry and the Nigeria Police Force are currently struggling at a critical juncture over the consequences of decades of neglect, a situation that has prevented the police from fulfilling their constitutional mandate.

She then expressed the commitment of the ministry to aligning its efforts to ensure that the vision of President Tinubu's renewed and effective police force comes to realisation.

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Her statement partly reads:

“The Police Inspectorate Department, in particular, should evolve its operations to focus on robust monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning. Reports must be factual, practical, and evidence-based, and serve as critical tools for enhancing police performance."

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The minister further expressed the need for the department review the curriculum of training institutions and make them reflect the evolving landscape of incorporating modern practices, international standards and law enforcement.

She then called on other police departments to rise up to the challenges for the effective reform in line with the vision of President Tinubu.

Tinubu congratulates Ododo, Uzodimma, Diri

Legit.ng earlier reported that President Bola Tinubu has congratulated Governor Douye Diri of the PDP after winning the Baye;sa state governorship election.

The president also congratulated Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state and Usman Ododo, who were elected in the just concluded off-cycle election.

Tinubu then commended INEC for the level playing ground during the conduct of the election and saluted the role played by the security agencies.

Source: Legit.ng

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