President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, December 19, declared that Nigeria Police Force remains a critical pillar of the security agenda which his administration will continue to fund.
President Buhari made this known in Kano state while delivering a speech at the passing out ceremony of the 2nd Regular Course of the Police Academy, Wudil area of the state where 628 cadets were commissioned as ASPs.
He said: “Let me remind you of this administration agenda and our promise to the people to provide security, ensure improvement of the economy and the fight against corruption. As we remain committed to deliver of this mandate the Nigerian police force remains the critical pillar of our domestic security agenda, so it is therefore important to have orderly disciplined and modern police officers.
“The mission of this academy is to produce superior police officers that are equipped with knowledge and skills to police Nigeria with its unique complexities” the president stated.
“The president while congratulating the graduants for successfully completing their course also reminded them of the need to be diligent and uphold the principles of civil policies leveraging national and international best practices.
“I, therefore, seize this opportunity to congratulate the cadets of the 2nd regular course for successfully passing through the rigorous academic and professional training.
“With this milestone, I implore you to operate professionally, gallantly and courageously as we continue to make Nigeria a safe country for all law-abiding citizens. “You will soon commence your operational duties, therefore, you must always remember that Nigeria and indeed Nigerians are of interest to you and your assignment to protect their lives and property.
“This trust must be taken seriously while upholding the principle of civil policy leveraging national and international best practice. “On our part, we will continue to fund and support the Nigerian police force and its institutions to ensure you deliver in your mandate. This is why we created a dedicated ministry of police affairs.”