The historic city of Ibadan burst into vibrant activity today, heralding the arrival of esteemed former Inspectors General of Police (IGPs) who have congregated for a two-day Retreat set to commence on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023.
The remarkable event draws attention to the remarkable contributions these seasoned law enforcement leaders can bring to the nation’s security discourse.
Already present in the city are illustrious personalities including the Chairman of the Committee of Retired Inspectors General of Police, Alhaji Aliyu Atta, who holds the prestigious rank of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger.
Accompanying him are distinguished figures such as Ogbonnaya Onovo, CFR, Hafix Ringim, CFR, Dr. Solomon Arase, CFR, Chairman of the Police Service Commission, and Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, CFR. The gathering anticipates the arrival of further notable participants, among them Dr. Mike Okiro, CFR, Sunday Ehindero, CFR, and the incumbent Acting Inspector General of Police, Dr. Olukayode Egbetokun. The event will also be graced by the presence of AIG Nuhu Ribadu (rtd), the esteemed National Security Adviser. Members of the Committee who are abroad will engage through virtual platforms.
Themed “Intervention of Ex-Inspectors General of Police for Strategic Contribution to Effective Policing in Nigeria,” this Retreat unfolds against the backdrop of the prestigious International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, Oyo State. A collection of insightful papers is slated for presentation, encompassing themes such as the Current State of Police Preparedness, Challenges and Prospects, as well as Strategic Actions to Reinstate the NPF’s Prominence within Nigeria’s Internal Security Architecture.
Central to the event is an engrossing session dedicated to discussions and shared experiences that underscore the indispensable role of harnessing the wealth of experience held by retired IGPs in the proficient management of the country’s internal security landscape.
Alhaji Aliyu Attah GCON, an esteemed former Inspector General of Police and the Chairman of the Committee, expressed an ardent belief in the invaluable contributions that the ex-IGPs can provide in the ongoing quest for solutions to the nation’s prevailing and pressing security challenges.
He emphasized that the Retreat will provide an indispensable platform for these veteran leaders to meticulously scrutinize and propose effective solutions, drawing from their diverse experiences amassed during their tenures in service.
The nation’s attention is focused on this significant assembly of distinguished law enforcement figures, as they unite to deliberate on ways to strengthen Nigeria’s security fabric and to impart their sage advice to navigate the complex contemporary security landscape.