Yetunde Longe
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Nigeria Police Force Appoints First Female Force Secretary

The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police, Yetunde Longe, as the first female Force Secretary.

This move is part of the vision to ensure gender inclusivity and equality in all aspects of appointments and operations within the Nigeria Police Force.

According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuiya Adejobi, Longe brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role.

She has demonstrated exceptional dedication and competence within the Nigeria Police Force. Longe holds a Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Toxicology, which has significantly contributed to her proficiency in crime management and investigation.

Her professional development is further enriched by her participation in advanced courses such as the Advanced Detective Course and Intermediate Command Course at Police Staff College Jos and the Protection of Civilians course in Italy.

Throughout her illustrious career, Longe has held several key positions. She was appointed as a Cadet ASP on March 3, 1990, and has since held positions such as Deputy Commissioner of Police at the State Criminal Investigation Department in Lagos and Bauchi States.

Prior to her new appointment, Longe was the Commissioner of Police for the Port Authority Police, Eastern Command, Port Harcourt, and later Assistant Inspector General of Police in the Department of Training and Development, Abuja.

The Force PRO noted that Longe has also held positions such as Administrative Officer, Crime Officer, Commandant in Lagos, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Corporate Investment at the NPF, Cooperative; Area Commander in Lagos, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in both Bauchi and Lagos States, and DCP Admin at Zone 2, Lagos.

The Inspector-General of Police emphasized that the inclusion of women in strategic roles is crucial for the comprehensive development and effectiveness of the Force.

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