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Leuitenant General Oseni emerges NCPF BOT chairman

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Lieutenant General Oseni emerges NCPF BOT chairman

The North Central Peoples Forum has settled for Lieutenant General Jeremiah Oseni as its Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman.
His emergence was unanimously endorsed by all members from the six states in the zone including the Federal Capital Territory.
The official innauguration of the BoT members took place in Abuja yesterday with representatives of all the six States in the zone including FCT in attendance.
The interim National President  Arc. Gabriel Aduku said it was necessary to have in place a BOT to make it easier for the Forum to be registered.

He said, “In the Formation of the body it is part of the normal rule in the Corporate Affairs Commission registration requirement to have the BoT members incorporated adding that it is stated very clearly in the constitution. ‘So it is part of the requirement for registration to have the BoT.’

He said it is imperative to have the BoT to give validity to the North Central Peoples Forum

“So it is important to get this done so that the process of registration would go on smoothly while action is on the field.
“We are just stating the fact about it that is all. It is a fact that there are six zones and it is a fact there that there are six States plus Federal Capital that make up the North central. So all other zones have been active but ours has been smeared into Middle Belt Forum.
“So it is just to make sure we don’t lose out as a people within the zone as described by the Government of this country that there is a zone called North Central

Speaking in the same vein the former deputy senate President Ibrahim Mantu said
“The BoT members of any organization are the owners of that organization since they are the custodians of assets and liabilities of that organization.
“If anything goes wrong the BoT members would be the ones that would be held accountable for the assets and liabilities of the organization.
“So we must carefully select the people who are highly responsible because if you bring the wrong people they will give wrong impression about the organization, if they are charlatans nobody will trust the organization and that is why they have been carefully selected.”


He said the significance is that the forum is now getting out its first eleven, people that truly matter as well as people that are highly respected to actually be seen as the owners of the organization so that people will trust and have faith in what it is doing.
He said, “The truth is that there are three zones in the North and three zones in the South, now each zone will make itself relevant or irrelevant depending on what the people in the zone want to make of it. “We were very quiet before but that does not stop Federal Government from using the zones as criteria for distributing things to the people so I believe that we are part of the North, the Northern Elders Forum is the Umbrella body.

“There are 36 states and each has its own Governor, so we are not in any way betraying any organization but what we are saying is we must take our destiny in our hands, we must make sure we get rid of youthful restiveness, communal clashes, lack of peace and make sure that the God given Natural resources like the tin in Plateau, the coal in Kogi, those things must be harnessed and be of benefit to our people also.

“We must tell those exploiting to employ our people rather than bringing in Indians and Philipinos.”

On the security situation he said if they don’t have a voice how can they go to Government and make any demand.
“If you go as an individual no body will take you seriously but if you go as a group Government will listen and enhance peace in our zone.”

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Wada heads PDP screening committee fir Anambra 2021

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Wada heads PDP screening committee fir Anambra 2021

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has appointed immediate past Governor of Kogi State Idris Wada as Chairman of the Screening Committee for its aspirants in upcoming Anambra governorship election.

The party made the disclosure in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, retired Col. Austin Akobundu, in Abuja on Saturday.
Akobundu indicated that the party also approved the nomination of South East Zonal Secretary of the party, Chief James Ugwu, as Secretary of the screening committee.
Other members of the committee according to Akobundu include: Sen. Ehigie Uzamere, Mrs Martha Bodunrin and Mr Jones Onyereri.

He said that the screening exercise is scheduled for Monday April 12, and Tuesday April 13, at the National Working Committee Hall, Wadata Plaza, Abuja, at 9:00 a.m.

“It is expected that the aspirants will exercise exemplary conduct and strict adherence to rules and regulations during the assessment that will justify the confidence reposed in them by the leadership of our party,” he said.

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Acting IGP retains Frank Mba as spokesperson

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Acting IGP retains Frank Mba as spokesperson 

The acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has approved the posting of AIG Hafiz Inuwa as the Force Secretary and member of the Force Management Team. 

This was contained in a statement that was signed by the force Public relations officer Frank Mba and issued in Abuja on FridayThe statement indicated that IGP also approved the re-appointment of CP Frank Mba and Ag. CP Idowu Owohunwa as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the IGP respectively. The new Force Secretary, AIG Hafiz Inuwa takes over from AIG Mustapha Dandaura who has been redeployed to Zone-7 Police Headquarters, Abuja. AIG Hafiz Inuwa holds a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA). 
Prior to his appointment as the Force Secretary, he was the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone-13 Ukpo -Dunukofia in Awka, Anambra State, covering Anambra and Enugu State Police Commands. 
He also previously served as the Commissioner of Police in charge of Delta and Cross River States, amongst other strategic positions. He is a member of the prestigious National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS), Kuru, Jos. CP Frank Mba, a lawyer and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), is also an alumnus of the University of Dundee, Scotland – United Kingdom, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Law. An IVLP scholar, he holds a Diploma in Police Strategic Management from the University of Virginia, USA and a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy (FBINA) in Quantico, Virginia, USA. He also holds a Certificate in National and International Security from Harvard University, USA. A veteran Public Relations (PR) practitioner, he is being re-appointed as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) and the Image-maker for the Nigeria Police Force for the third time. Acting CP Idowu Owohunwa, the newly re-appointed Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector General of Police (PSO-IGP), holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Studies and Policing from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. A Chevening Scholar, Ag. CP Owohunwa also holds a Diploma in Police Strategic Management at the University of Virginia, USA and a graduate of the globally recognized FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, USA.  Ag. CP Owohunwa was the PSO-IGP between 2015 and 2016, and to the immediate past Inspector General of Police. This re-appointment marks the third time he is holding the position as the Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector-General of Police. In a similar vein, the IGP has ordered the posting of the following officers; CSP Idris Abdullahi Abubakar as the PSO II to the IGP, SP Isah Abdulhamid as PA-IGP, SP Nura Kabir Hanga as Secretary – IGP, amongst other personal aides.   The statement said the Senior Police Officers are expected to bring their professional and intellectual exposure to bear in assisting the IGP and his Management Team in developing/implementing strategic policing policies and plans, all directed at stabilizing internal security, modernizing police operations and restoring police primacy in the protection of lives and property of citizens. The appointments/postings of the Senior Officers and personal aides take immediate effect.

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Acting IGP promises to provide professional, responsive policing

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*** to restore the primacy of Police in internal security

The acting inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba has promised to use his tenure to provide the highest possible level of professional and responsive policing system

This he said will enable the police to give Nigerians safety, treat them with civility and hold their human rights sacred.

Speaking in his remarks during the handing over ceremony at the Force headquarters Abuja, he challenged the citizens to change their mind sets and be prepared to work with the police in the interest of community safety and national security.
“I am mindful of the yearnings of Nigerians for a policing system that will not only assure them of their safety, but treat them with civility and hold their human rights sacred.

“I am fully conscious of the task ahead and His Excellency’s expectations. By the Grace of Almighty Allah (SWT), I shall not let the nation down.
“To the Police officers, I call on you to continue to support me with prayers so that this journey we are commencing together today shall lead us to the desired destination.
“Being appointed to head the largest Police Force in Africa both in terms of personnel profile and operational jurisdiction is to me, more than a fulfilment of destiny.
“It is a call to national duty, particularly, at this critical time that our nation is experiencing increasingly complex and pervasive security threats occasioned by terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, secessionist agitation and sundry highly organized crimes.”
He said though the challenge of leading the Force to address the threats in the shortest possible time frame, restore security order, and return the nation to the path of national unity appear daunting it is achievable.
According to him, inspired by the extensive years of service, I can confidently say that the Nigeria Police is endowed with some of the finest, courageous and patriotic officers who, undoubtedly, shall support me to advance the internal security vision of the President.”

Baba said, he is encouraged  by the fact that the outgoing Inspector General of Police has laid a solid foundation and entrenched a culture of professional efficiency in the Force.

“These will stimulate me in my capacity as the new Acting Inspector General of Police, to strengthen our strategies and provide the requisite leadership that will change the narratives in relation to our operational approach to the current security threats.

“The task of restoring the primacy of the Nigeria Police in the internal security architecture of the country is the main challenge ahead of us.

“It is, however, a task that I am convinced we can surmount if we resolve as a people to partner and present a common front against the subversive and criminal elements who are the common enemies of our nation.”
“As IGP Adamu exits the Force, I call on you all to join me in celebrating one of the greatest policing icons of our time and to put on record our immense appreciation of his laudable contributions to the Nigeria Police Force.”

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