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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Friday, commissioned projects successfully completed by his administration in Lagos State.
Amongst the newly commissioned projects are five operational gunboats acquired by the Baba’s administration for patrols and response to emergencies on internal waterways.
The Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed in a Friday statement obtained by our correspondent.
Adejobi noted that the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, the Special Guest of Honour at the commissioning, who was accompanied by the Baba to the commissioning venue at the Police Marine Office, Victoria Island, Lagos, commended the IGP for his special focus on the acquisition of operational hardware for the NPF, noting that it is a worthy legacy that will effectively improve the operational capacity and capability of the police.
He said, “The CNS further assured the IGP and the Police family of the Navy’s support in all areas most especially on the safety of inland waterways in Nigeria and adequate protection of lives and property of Nigerians.
“The IGP assured of the continuous commitment of his administration to upgrading the operational assets of the NPF while he emphasized the importance of dedicated synergy to successfully stamping out crimes and criminality in the country.”
The PUNCH reports that the IGP is also billed to commission the new ultra-modern Commandants’ Quarters in the Police College, Ikeja today.
Adejobi noted that Baba will be accompanied by the AIG Zone 2, Adeleke Bode, the Lagos Command Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, and CP Jonathan Towuru, among other invited dignitaries.