Joy Joseph, Lagos.
The newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has promised to work closely with the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF), towards actualizing the vision of well-trained, well-equipped and well-motivated police force.
Baba made the pledge during a visit to the Nigeria Police Trust Fund office on Wednesday.
Daily Times reports that the visit is his first after been decorated as the 21st indigenous IGP.
Speaking during the visit, the Ag IGP said: “The Police Trust Fund is my first port of call after being decorated as the new Acting Inspector-General of Nigeria Police Force. My visit is to let you and members of the Nigeria Police know that the intervention of NPTF is highly needed and expected at this crucial time.
“The mission of the Trust Fund which is targeted at having a well-trained, well-equipped and highly-motivated Police Force will be supported by my administration with unwavering cooperation.”
Giving further details of the visit in a statement, the NPTF spokesperson, Okuwobi Olabisi, said: The Executive Secretary of NPTF, Hon. Aliyu Ahmed Sokoto in his welcome address expressed his appreciation to the IGP for choosing NPTF as his first duty-call after being decorated by the Vice President at the State House.
“Sokoto said the visit of the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, will not be taken for granted, as the visit underscores the importance of NPTF’s much needed intervention for the Nigeria Police Force.
“He went on to assure the Acting Inspector-General of Police of his administration’s commitment to the mandate of the NPTF. “