President Bola Tinubu on Saturday said his administration will make adequate provision for the enhancement of the operational capability of security and law enforcement agencies and improved welfare of personnel, in its renewed drive to address security and related concerns across the country.
The President, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, gave the assurance at the Passing Out Parade of the 5th Regular Course of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued by the Director Information, Office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola.
He said, “This administration is committed to implementing effective measures to combat the security challenges in Nigeria and our synergy is the surest ticket to that destiny. We are implementing a comprehensive approach that focuses on key areas.
“First, we are investing in our law enforcement agencies to enhance their capabilities and effectiveness. We are offering extra resources, training, and equipment to bolster our Police Force and Security Agencies.
“Simultaneously, we are enhancing our intelligence and systems on both national and information-sharing international levels. We acknowledge that addressing security challenges necessitates cooperative endeavors with other countries. Hence, we are establishing alliances to adeptly tackle transnational threats.
“Furthermore, we are executing all encompassing social programs and economic development projects aimed at fostering inclusiveness, social unity, and economic prospects for everyone.
“Our moral duty now is to support the Nigeria Police Force and other security organizations in intensifying their bids to improve public safety. We must do the best within our capacity to ensure there is an improvement in the security of lives, properties, and investments of our people and foreign investors.
“Hold fast to the core virtues of our Police Force: integrity, honesty, and compassion. We must treat all citizens fairly and uphold their human rights, regardless of background.
“Our actions must exemplify the highest ethical standards as we safeguard the rule of law. Together, we embody the principles that define a trusted and responsible Police Force.”
He expressed confidence in the ability of the graduands to fit into the agenda of the present administration. Noting that “with the quality of training that you have received over the five years in the Academy, I believe you are adequately prepared to serve this country.”
“May you all embark on this journey with courage and determination, knowing that the nation needs your patriotic services. Stay vigilant, stay united, and stay focused to the ideals that make our Police Force an exemplar of honor and integrity,” President Tinubu emphasized.
Earlier in his address the Commandant of the Academy, AIG Sadiq Abubakar thanked the Federal Government for the unwavering support to the institution, noting that the successful graduation of the 169 cadets was a testament to the present administration’s commitment to infrastructure and manpower development in the Force.
The highpoint of the event was the presentation of a sword and prizes to the best graduating cadets, the symbolic piping and commissioning of the cadets by the President who was the Special Guest of Honour.
Dignitaries present at the event included Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State; Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Barau Jibrin, and some members of the @nassnigeria; Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mr Solomon Arase; Acting IGP, Kayode Egbetokun, and Emir of Kano, HRH, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, among others.