The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has challenged the newly appointed Acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to restore confidence and the dignity of the Nigeria Police Force.
Osinbajo gave the task when he decorated the acting Inspector-General of Police with his new rank at the conference room of the Vice President’s office, State House, Abuja on Wednesday.
The Vice-President performed the decoration on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently on medical check-up in the United Kingdom.
Osinbajo urged the new Police boss to ensure that the NPF lives up to expectations and comply with the rule of law.
He also called on the Nigerian police under the leadership of the new IG, the Police must rebuild some bridges of trust and regain the confidence of the citizens.
Osinbajo also charged the acting I-G to implement the Community Policing Policy which had already taken off as well as restore the dignity of the Nigeria Police.
The acting I-G stated that with the support of Buhari, the police would acquire new gadgets that would enhance their efficiency.
He also stressed the need for support and cooperation from the public, to enable the Police achieve its mandate of ensuring the safety of lives and property in all parts of the country.