In a significant move towards enhancing the welfare and training programs within the Nigerian Police Force, Dr. Solomon Arase, former Inspector-General of Police and current Chairman of the Police Service Commission, along with a delegation of retired Senior Police Officers, visited the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM.
The visit, which took place on February 6th, 2024, was spearheaded by the newly established Police Veterans’ Foundation, set to be officially launched on March 5th, 2024, in Abuja. The delegation included notable figures such as DIG Mohammed Aminu Yesufu (Rtd.), the President of the Association of Retired Police Officers (ARPON), and CP Isah Grema (Rtd.), among others.
During the meeting, discussions revolved around the foundation’s commitment to improving the welfare of both serving and retired Police officers. Additionally, the foundation expressed its intention to collaborate with the police in the comprehensive review of training manuals and curriculums across various levels. Plans were also outlined to support the police by volunteering as instructors in colleges and training schools.
IGP Egbetokun, in his response, expressed gratitude to the delegation and affirmed his commitment to aligning with the objectives of the Police Veterans’ Foundation. He acknowledged the potential impact of such initiatives in standardizing the operating procedures of the Force.
The short but impactful meeting showcased a collaborative effort between current police leadership and the retired senior officers’ group, emphasizing a shared dedication to advancing the welfare and training standards within the Nigerian Police Force.