By Emmanuel Afonne
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone A has commended the Nigerian Police and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu in the fight against insecurity in the country.
The commendation was made in a statement signed on Wednesday by Mr Muhammad Kichinka, Deputy Coordinator, NANS Zone A, comprising of Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi.
Kichinka stated that the Nigerian police remained one of the strongest forces in Africa in spite of the security challenges in the country.
He identified the police’s enhancement of operational capacity and the use of cutting-edge technology in crime management as a tool for its successes.
He specifically commended the IGP for successfully concluding the recruitment, training and deployment of 10,000 police recruits, promotion of officers and the launch of the Nigeria Police National Command and Control Centre (NPF-C4i).
“IGP Adamu, upon assumption of office, identified the abuses associated with the promotion process as a fundamental factor in the less than optimal productivity profile of police personnel.
“He addressed the welfare concerns of police personnel by restoring confidence and integrity in the process, discouraged the abuses associated with special promotion and stabilised the system by upholding the principle of merit and seniority.
“The anxiety associated with promotion in the police which often impact on productivity, has been addressed and officers are now motivated more than ever before to perform their duties,” he said.
Kichinka attributed the successes recorded in the police in recent times to the unwavering support of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Nigerian Armed Forces and the Police.
He however, urged the police to always be professional and responsive in the discharge of its constitutional roles. (NAN)