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- Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012 18:34
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The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Thursday confirmed Mohammed Abubakar substantive Inspector General of Police (IGP).
Abubakar was appointed as the Acting Inspector General of Police on January, 2012 by President Goodluck Jonathan.
In a statement issued then by Dr Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, the appointment was the “first step toward a comprehensive re-organisation and repositioning of the Nigeria Police Force to make it more effective and capable of meeting emerging internal security challenges.”
Speaking to journalists following his confirmation, the Inspector-General promised to do "everything humanly possible” to boost safety and security in Nigeria.
“I will ensure that justice and fair play take place,” he pledged. “And to all officers and men of the Nigerian Police, I will give the right leadership, quality leadership that they expect to get, without fear or favour to anybody; and I will do justice to all at every given situation."
Mr. Abubakar described the role of the police under his leadership as being to checkmate crime and criminality.
He said: “We were aware of the situation before we came on board. When we came on board, you are aware that police stations were being attacked, policemen were being killed, banks were being attacked, money was being stolen without any action taken. Today, the situation is different. And you will see more action. You will see more vigour. You will see more efficiency and effectiveness in police service and performance."
Turning to the challenge of the forthcoming Edo State governorship election, Mr. Abubakar called for a free, fair and credible exercise.