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Okiro urges co-operation between PSC, Police Ministry

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BY KINGSLEY OMONOBI

ABUJA—Chairman of Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro, has said effective co-operation between the Police Service Commission, PSC, and the Ministry of Police Affairs will give the Nigeria Police Force the desired support in its reformation bid.

Speaking during a visit to the Police Affairs Minister, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (rtd), Okiro reiterated that several developed nations had gone through similar security challenges Nigeria was going through today, pointing out that the country could learn from their experiences.

He called on stakeholders in the policing sector to redouble their efforts towards the realization of President Jonathan’s Transformational Agenda of the Nigeria Police Force.

He promised the commission’s cooperation with the Ministry of Police Affairs in bringing about the best working environment for officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force to effectively secure the nation.

The minister, in appreciating the visit, stated that the appointment of Okiro was a thing of joy, adding that he was in a position to transform the Police, having seen it all.

He said Okiro’s appointment was like “putting a round peg in a round hole.”

Navy Capt. Olubolade promised that all allocated funds for the activities of the Police would be judiciously utilised.

He emphasized that what was paramount to the Ministry at present was to give the best in terms of logistics and training to the Police, especially at the Police Academy and other training institutions.

This, he said, would be in addition to the setting up of forensic and DNA facilities to detect criminals and criminal activities.

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