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IGP PLEDGES POLICE LOYALTY TO NEW POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, AS SMITH CALLS FOR CLOSER WORKING RELATIONSHIP TO REPOSITION THE FORCE

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The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Thursday, August 8th, 2018 paid a courtesy visit on the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, retired Inspector General of Police in his office in Abuja, where he pledged the loyalty of the Force to the new Chairman. He also requested for the support and assistance of the Commission Chairman to move the Nigeria Police forward.

Alhaji Smith assured the Inspector General that the Commission under his control will do its best to assist the Police but noted that there is need for the two government Agencies to work closely so as to quickly put structures in place to reposition the police. He reiterated his dissatisfaction with the public image of the police, stressing that the Commission will want to quickly work with the police to change this negative perception.” I want a positive perception for the police, let’s work closely, I assure you that the Commission will assist you”, Smith told his visitor.

He also made a case for training and retraining in the police and also the need for accommodation for officers and Men of the Force so that they can be properly settled to give of their best. The PSC Chairman called for closer supervision in the Police to ensure that Officers work within the dictates of the law.

Alhaji Smith also recommended the setting up of the IGP Monitoring team specifically for checking the conduct of police personnel especially those working on the nation’s highways to ensure they work as expected of them. He told the IGP that the Commission was preparing for the monitoring of police conduct during the coming Osun Governorship election and the 2019 General

Elections and advised that he should ensure that his men are properly educated to operate within the established guidelines for police men on election duties.

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