Police Hold Awards, Commendations Ceremony April 5


Ayuba Sanusi 

THE Nigeria Police Force is to hold an awards and commendations ceremony scheduled to take place on Friday, 5 April 2024, at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Abuja. 

According to Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the historic event, organised in conjunction with Lenders Consult International, marks a significant milestone in the commitment of the 22nd Indigenous Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, in recognizing and celebrating the exceptional contributions of officers to public safety, crime prevention, and community engagement.

The ceremony will serve as a platform to honour the bravery, dedication, and professionalism exhibited by Police officers in the line of duty. “It represents a continuation of the transformative agenda set forth by the IGP to foster a culture of excellence, integrity, and accountability within the Force.”,  ACP Adejobi said in a statement.  

It will be recalled that in his inaugural address to officers, the Inspector-General articulated a visionary approach to reward and recognition, emphasizing the importance of acknowledging the invaluable contributions made by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, leading to the implementation of a new recognition and reward system, designed to motivate and inspire Police personnel to strive for greatness.

“The Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations Ceremony will recognize individuals across various categories, including Crime Buster of the Year, Investigator of the Year, Cybercrime Buster of the Year, Community Policing Advocate of the Year, and Police Public Relations Officer of the Year, among others. 

“Awards will also be presented for Gallantry, Integrity, and the Best Police Command in the country. 

“Additionally, a special tribute will be paid to an officer who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty with a Posthumous Award.

“The selection process for the awards involved nominations from all levels of the Police Force, followed by a meticulous review by a collation committee comprising senior officers and representatives from Lenders Consult International. 

“This transparent and equitable process ensures that every deserving officer is duly recognized for their exceptional contributions.

“While we celebrate the achievements of our officers, it is imperative to reiterate the Nigeria Police Force’s unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. 

“The Awards Night serves as a reminder of the importance of accountability and responsibility within law enforcement, and we remain vigilant in sanctioning any misconduct or violation of the code of conduct.

“The Inspector General of Police, while extending gratitude to all stakeholders, including the organizing committee, sponsors, and volunteers, whose support has been instrumental in pursuing the groundwork for the ceremony, assured that the event will be a night of glory and a testament to the dedication and sacrifice of our officers. He urged members of the press, stakeholders, and the general public to join us as we celebrate excellence and honour the guardians of our nation’s security”,  ACP Adejobi said in the statement.  


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