National Institute of Police Studies Graduate Pioneer Participants
The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu has called on participants of the National Institute of Police Studies (NIPS) to be the change agents in the Nigeria Police.
Adamu made the call at the graduation ceremony of the pioneer course participants of the institute.
He said the change must be seen in the character, knowledge and action of the participants.
“You should deploy the knowledge you have acquired towards providing strategic leadership that will inspire other officers across all ranks to the path of police professionalism.
“Most importantly, you should cascade the skills you have acquired to the enhancement of your capacity to dissect and manage complex law enforcement situations.
“As the pacesetting Alumni of NIPS, I charge you to fly the flag of the institute with pride and to promote the great values of the institution,” he said.
According to him, the goal of NIPS was to ensure that the best available evidence of what works is accessible for security leaders, policymakers and executives when making administrative and operational decisions.
The I-G called on the institute to collaborate with academics, security agencies, international and non-governmental organizations to commission and produce robust, authentic and credible research projects on priority areas for policing.
He said urged the institute to also engage in comparative policing by collating and sharing the best available evidence from assessments of current policing practice in Nigeria and across the world.
Adamu said the idea was to keep in tune with global policing dynamics towards raising the standard of policing and engendering improved service delivery by the Nigeria Police and other law enforcement agencies.
He also thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and Chairman Police Council for setting the pace for reform agenda of the Nigeria Police.
This is as he expressed gratitude to the Alhaji Dingyadi for motivating the Force and granting it the ministerial support needed to advance the Police reform agenda.
While appreciating the pioneer Director General of the Institute, Professor Olu Ogunsakin, the IGP said, the Police management is particularly appreciative of the ingenuity, vision, sacrifice and exceptional display of his leadership.
“We can proudly said that your resilience and innovations are the bedrock of the success story which we are by today’s event celebrating. The commitment of all the directing and supporting staff in working with the Director General in making the Institute a pride of the Nigeria Police Force.”
In his remark, the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Dingyadi congratulated and commended the participants for the manner they conducted themselves throughout the two months programme.
He said the passing out of the participants was timely in view of the present challenges facing the Nigeria Police.
Dingyadi urged the participants to imbibe the spirit of professionalism and good sense of leadership and also, be good representatives of the institute.