The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has decorated 40 newly promoted Commissioners of Police.
The decoration which took place in a ceremony today at the International Peace Keeping Center, Force Headquarters in Abuja today.
In a brief remark during the ceremony, the IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu congratulated the newly promoted Commissioners of Police while charging them to justify their promotion by acting in their new roles with utmost professionalism.
He said: “I am confident that you will deploy your wealth of experience toward supporting the Nigeria Police in the attainment of our mandate, especially at this crucial time in our nation’s internal security evolution.
“Let me, however, remind the promotees that to whom much is given, much more shall be expected. Crime, as you know, is a dynamic and increasingly complex phenomenon and the nation demand of you higher level of loyalty, courage and professional competence needed to move the Nigeria Police and indeed, the nation to the next level in relation to internal security.
“In furtherance to this, some of you shall be deployed to critical duty posts where your strength of character and professionalism shall be optimally tested.
“In the discharge of your duties, which can sometimes be challenging, you should deploy your intellect, be civil to the citizens and be guided by the need to respect extant laws.
“In addition, you must demonstrate sound professional judgement in all your decisions knowing that you could be called to account for your actions or inactions.”
The nation’s top cop also used the opportunity to appreciate the Police Service Commission for “supporting our reform agenda and aiding in the attainment of our human capacity development initiatives.”