By UJU MBANUSI
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday, in Lagos, pledged that men and officers of the force would continue to give their best towards ensuring that the security challenges in the country were curtailed.
This is just as he lamented the concern of the United States of America over state of insecurity in the country as a welcome development.
He spoke while commissioning newly renovated ultra modern hospital at the Police College, Ikeja.
“What is being witnessed today is part of our efforts to ensure that the welfare and well-being of officers and men of the Nigeria police force are paramount. You cannot police any country without physically, mentally sound and fit police officers to discharge the responsibility of protection of lives and property.
“Despite the security challenges we are facing today in the country, by God’s Grace we shall not fail this country in discharging our duties. We have given the best we can as human beings to our country with our lives; we shall continue to do our best”.
A minute of silence was observed for security personnel who lost their lives in the course of carrying out their constitutional responsibility, an action the IGP described as a mark of respect.
Noting that the well-being of men and officers of the Nigeria Police was very essential, he stated that measures were on ground to ensure the improvement of their welfare as well as promotion of personnel which he said was one of the ways to motivate them.
While commending efforts of medical personnel involved in the project, Abubakar promised that necessary assistance would be given to Improve medical care of personnel.