Tinubu Declares April 7 National Police Day

Identified a complete repair of the institutional mentality and memory of police officers as fundamental to his government's ongoing bid to transform the force into a professional institution.
President Bola Tinubu
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Nigeria's President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has declared April 7 as National Police Day. 

Tinubu, represented by his vice president, Kashim Shettima, made the disclosure on Monday night during the maiden edition of the Nigeria Police Awards and Appreciation Ceremony held in the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

He identified a complete repair of the institutional mentality and memory of police officers as fundamental to his government's ongoing bid to transform the force into a professional, modern, and accountable institution.

The president affirmed that his administration had initiated wide-ranging reforms to re-energise the nation’s forces since assuming office in 2023.

He however stressed the need to engage men and women of the force in training and capacity-building to equip them with the expertise required to carry out the arduous task of modern policing.

He highlighted part of the comprehensive reforms by his administration to restore the police force, which included investment in training and capacity-building.

“My government will make sure that police officers are equipped with the skills, knowledge, values, and expertise required to tackle the complex challenges of modern policing.”

Tinubu also gave assurance that his administration would upgrade the equipment and technology of the force to improve its operational effectiveness and efficiency.

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