• Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

Nigeria Police Force Addresses Allegations of Nepotism, Ethnic Bias In Administration

In response to recent allegations of nepotism and ethnic bias within the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has issued a statement reaffirming the commitment of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, to inclusivity and diversity.

The statement emphasizes the importance of addressing concerns surrounding fairness and impartiality in appointments and postings of officers. It clarifies that the appointment of State Commissioners of Police falls under the jurisdiction of the Police Service Commission, with recommendations from the IGP, and involves consultations with various stakeholders, including State Governors and senior officers.

Furthermore, the NPF refutes allegations of tribal favoritism, asserting that appointments are based on meritocracy, qualifications, competence, dedication, and rank. Examples are provided to debunk claims of ethnic bias, highlighting the diverse backgrounds of key personnel within the Force.

The statement also addresses specific inaccuracies in recent publications, citing the ethnic origins of certain officers to counter claims of regional favoritism. It emphasizes the IGP’s commitment to inclusivity and diversity, citing personal relationships and marital ties across different regions of Nigeria.

Additionally, the NPF acknowledges the contributions of retired IGPs and senior officers, emphasizing their continued value and influence within the organization.

In conclusion, the NPF condemns baseless allegations propagated in the media, urging the public to disregard such reports and reaffirming its dedication to professionalism, integrity, and fairness.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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