JUST IN: VP Kashim Shettima decorates Kayode Egbetokun as new Acting Inspector General Of Police

The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, was named by President Bola Tinubu to replace Usman Baba, who was originally chosen by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2021.

His decorated was done by the Vice President of Nigeria Sen Kashim Shettima in Aso Rock on Tuesday.

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Egbetokun, who was born on September 4, 1964, is from the Ogun State Local Government Area of Egbado South (now Yewa South). On March 3, 1990, he enlisted in the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP (Course 16), beginning his career there.

What’s the duties if the IGP

The Federal Republic of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution, in Section 215 (1), states that “There shall be – (a) an Inspector-General of Police who, subject to Section 216(2) of this Constitution, shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Nigeria Police Council from among serving members of the Nigeria Police Force.” Their principal responsibility is to uphold law and order throughout the nation, protecting citizens, stopping and identifying crime, and protecting lives and property.

The Nigeria Police Force’s highest ranking person, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has significant constitutional duties. The IGP establishes the direction for the police force and makes sure that the necessary procedures and policies are in place to carry it out.

Giving the police force direction and leadership is a vital additional responsibility. All domestic police officers and units are under their supervision, and their operations are coordinated. This entails deploying troops to locations that require more protection, resolving issues, and making sure that law enforcement is carried out ethically and in accordance with the law.

IGPs are essential in fostering professionalism, responsibility, and discipline within the police force.

In order to ensure security, the IGP works with various government entities and law enforcement authorities. To address security issues and maintain peace, this calls for tight coordination with the Nigerian Armed Forces, the Interior Ministry, and other pertinent organizations.

The lead policeman represents the police force in national security gatherings, provides security-related advice to the government, and when necessary, collaborates with foreign law enforcement authorities. For the IGP to carry out their constitutional responsibilities and guarantee the safety and security of the country, effective communication, coordination, and engagement with stakeholders are crucial.

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