October 3, 2023

Indiscipline won’t be tolerated – Minister Gaidam warns police officers

Indiscipline won’t be tolerated – Minister Gaidam warns police officers

The Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, has warned police officers against indiscipline.

The Deputy Director of Press, Bolaji Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday during a briefing after a meeting between Gaidam, Hajia Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, the Minister of State Police Affairs and the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.

Gaidam said the government will not tolerate any atom of indiscipline within the police force, regardless of rank or cadre.

According to him, all hands must be on the desk to ensure efficient reforms of the Nigerian police to boost public safety and trust.

“We will not tolerate indiscipline within the police force, and discipline must be observed by all officers, regardless of rank or cadre. This platform is a crucial opportunity for fruitful discussions and exchanging perspectives on formulating a robust working plan for the Nigeria Police. As someone who has served as a Governor and Chief Security Officer of one of the most embattled states affected by Boko Haram for over a decade, I understand the urgent need for police reform by global best practices in policing to ensure public safety.”

In his part, the Acting IGP Kayode Egbetokun, congratulated the ministers for their appointments, adding that the entire police force is excited about the choice of Mr President and has confidence that the day ahead will be very good for Nigerians.

He briefed the ministers on general operations, challenges, and the general internal situation in the country, as well as presented a template for the Ministry to generate policies for the police ecosystem in the country.

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