By Augustine Ehikioya
Creating time out of his tight schedule, the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, was on ground in Damaturu, Yobe State on Monday to commission some state-of-the-art construction projects by the Nigerian Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer,
Force Headquarters, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and obtained by Security Watch Africa (SWA), the projects included “a fully furnished ultra-modern Police Hospital complete with an hospital block, administrative block, pharmacy building, a modern accident and emergency centre, as well as a morgue.
“Others include a newly constructed two-storey structure to serve as the Yobe State Police Command headquarters fully fitted with furnishings, contemporary information and technology assets, and an elevator and access for persons with physical challenges.”
It added “Also commissioned is a new block of classrooms, an administrative block, and two hostel blocks for the Police Secondary School in Damaturu, Yobe State.”
Expressing satisfaction with the elegance of the projects the statement said the President lauded the Inspector-General of Police for his visionary leadership and commitment to better policing services for all members, which has “translated into magnificent projects for the Nigeria Police Force all around the country.”
Among those who attended the Commissioning event included the Executive Governors of Yobe and Borno States, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and Prof. (Engr.), Babagana Umara Zulum, the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Chairman Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Haliru Dauda Jika,
Others are Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi, Service Chiefs – Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Staff, Heads of Security Agencies and other distinguished guests.
The Inspector-General of Police urged indigenes and residents of the Yobe state capital to “make effective use of the international standard health and educational services of the Nigeria Police Force available to achieve giant strides both nationally and internationally as they cater to both the police and members of the public.’