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President Tinubu declares April 7 as National Police Day

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President Bola Tinubu has declared April 7 as Nationwide Police Day.

Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, made this identified on Monday evening throughout the maiden version of the Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations ceremony held within the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

The president recognized a whole overhaul of institutional mentality and reminiscence of law enforcement officials as basic in his administration’s ongoing bid to rework the drive into a contemporary, skilled and accountable establishment.

Based on Tinubu, his administration had initiated wide-ranging reforms to revitalize the nation’s police drive since assuming workplace in 2023.

He, subsequently, pressured the necessity to interact women and men of the drive in coaching and capacity-building to equip them with the experience required to hold out the arduous job of recent policing.

He additionally disclosed that the Federal Authorities had authorised the primary week of April as police week and the final day of the week because the Nationwide Police Day.

“Distinguished girls and gents, in our custom of honouring the Police Power within the lifetime of this nice nation, we have now authorised the adoption of the primary week of April as Police Week.

“Moreover, the final day of the week, April seventh, is hereby declared Nationwide Police Day in Nigeria.

“Tonight, I have to remind you that we don’t see you as simply the shields of the nation, we don’t see you as robots.

“That is why we’re right here; we’re right here to humanise you.

“At a time in Nigeria’s historical past, when the nation’s safety structure is being stretched past elastic limits, the residents have been capable of endure within the face of safety threats in addition to assaults on their lives and livelihoods because of the dedication of the police.

“Your exemplary valour doesn’t solely symbolize the top of patriotism that binds us but in addition instils confidence that brighter days lie simply past the horizon,” he mentioned.

The president listed a part of the excellent reforms by his administration to rejuvenate the police drive to incorporate funding in coaching and capacity-building.

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