Latest report says the Nigerian Police Force is set to carry out an order by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on the withdrawal of Police Escorts from VIPs across the country.
Minister of State for Police Affairs, Hajia Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has said the federal government will soon commence the withdrawal of police personnel from VIP security duties in order to develop a community policing strategy.
She stated this during a two-day retreat for the directorate cadre with of the ministry themed ‘Re: Envisioning the Ministry of Police Affairs for Effective Internal Security: Strengthening Administration and Management Functions for Resilience and Efficiency’.
The minister said the key mandates of the ministry was developing and implementing a harmonized police reform report, amending the Police Act, executing Mr President’s directive on the withdrawal of personnel from VIP among others.
The minister also stated that the mandates were not mere tasks but transformative initiatives that can enhance internal security in Nigeria, noting that the two-day management retreat will inspire a collective commitment to align efforts of the ministerial mandate to contribute to the realization of Mr. President’s vision for a renewed and highly effective Nigeria Police Force.
She recalled that the Nigeria Police Force found itself at a critical juncture, and currently struggling with the consequences of decades of neglect that have hindered its ability to fulfil its constitutional mandate.