The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, NPM, Ph.D., has underscored his unwavering commitment to enhancing internal security stability and fostering a secure environment conducive to implementing Federal Government policies. In line with this commitment, he has given his approval for the organization of the Fourth Edition of the Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers.
Themed ‘Fostering Economic Prosperity, Social Integration, and Political Development through Enhanced Internal Security Mechanism,’ this crucial gathering is scheduled to transpire from October 30th to November 1st, 2023, at the Landmark Event Centre in Owerri, Imo State.
The Conference and Retreat will serve as a convergence point for Senior Police Officers holding the ranks of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, and Commissioners of Police. This inclusive assembly will encompass the participation of security management experts, meticulously selected from various parts of the world. It will facilitate peer review and the exchange of ideas on four pivotal topics within four syndicates, namely the Service Scheme for the Nigeria Police Force, Professionalizing the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Re-orientation Programme for Officers and Men of the Nigeria Police Force, and Police Pension Scheme: Review of Changes in Pension Scheme and Suggestion of Further Changes.
Furthermore, the retreat will provide a platform for senior officers to engage in comprehensive discussions and strategic planning with key officials from sister security agencies, national and international development partners, aimed at bolstering internal security mechanisms within the nation.
The Conference and Retreat anticipate the distinguished presence of President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, the President, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, who will inaugurate the Conference and deliver the keynote address. The event will also witness the attendance of various eminent guests, including State Governors, Service Chiefs, Heads of other Security Agencies, the President of INTERPOL, former Inspectors-General of Police, Traditional Rulers, Community Leaders, Youth Representatives, members of the press, and Civil Liberties Organizations (CLOs).
To ensure the seamless organization of this significant event, the Inspector-General of Police has partnered with Matchmakers Consult International.
In his call for active engagement, the Inspector General of Police has urged senior police officers to contribute their valuable insights, thereby reinforcing collaborative efforts to fortify internal security. He emphasized that by promoting economic growth, societal cohesion, and political progress, the police can play a pivotal role in advancing and prospering Nigeria.