UPDATE: President Tinubu Declares April 7 As National Police Day

Date: 16-04-2024 8:31 am (1 month ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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President Bola Tinubu has declared April 7 as National Police Day.

Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, made this known on Monday night during the maiden edition of the Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations ceremony held in the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

The president identified a complete overhaul of institutional mentality and memory of police officers as fundamental in his administration’s ongoing bid to transform the force into a modern, professional and accountable institution.

According to Tinubu, his administration had initiated wide-ranging reforms to revitalize the nation’s police force since assuming office in 2023.

He, therefore, stressed the need to engage men and women of the force in training and capacity-building to equip them with the expertise required to carry out the arduous task of modern policing.

He also disclosed that the Federal Government had approved the first week of April as police week and the last day of the week as the National Police Day.

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“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, in our tradition of honouring the Police Force in the life of this great nation, we have approved the adoption of the first week of April as Police Week.

“Furthermore, the last day of the week, April 7th, is hereby declared National Police Day in Nigeria.

“Tonight, I must remind you that we don’t see you as just the shields of the nation, we don’t see you as robots.

“This is why we are here; we are here to humanise you.

“At a time in Nigeria’s history, when the nation’s security architecture is being stretched beyond elastic limits, the citizens have been able to endure in the face of security threats as well as attacks on their lives and livelihoods due to the commitment of the police.

“Your exemplary valour doesn’t only represent the pinnacle of patriotism that binds us but also instils confidence that brighter days lie just beyond the horizon,”
he said.

The president listed part of the comprehensive reforms by his administration to rejuvenate the police force to include investment in training and capacity-building.

Posted: at 16-04-2024 08:31 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- Nomie at 16-04-2024 08:53 AM (1 month ago)
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April 7 is far gone nah, poster
Posted: at 16-04-2024 08:53 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 16-04-2024 10:44 AM (1 month ago)
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police will go bizzack on that day onward  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 16-04-2024 10:44 AM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- fineboy77 at 16-04-2024 11:34 AM (1 month ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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