Nigeria Needs More Police Officers: Buhari

President Buhari
President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that it has become important for the country to have “Orderly, disciplined and modern police officers” because the Nigeria Police Force remains the critical pillar of Nigeria’s domestic security agenda.

The president said this in Kano while commissioning 624 Cadets of the Regular Course Two of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, where he served as the Special Guest of Honour.

Femi Adesina, the president’s media aide in a statement released on Thursday, said Buhari asked the Nigeria Police Force to uphold the trust that Nigerians have put on them by acting professionally in their operations.

To the graduating officers, the president said, “As you attain this milestone, I implore you to operate professionally, gallantly and courageously as we continue to make Nigeria a safe and secure country for all law-abiding individuals.

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“You will soon commence your operational duties. Therefore, you must always remember that Nigeria and indeed, Nigerians have entrusted to you the assignment to protect their lives and properties.

“This trust must be taken very seriously while upholding the principle of civil policing leveraging on national and international best practices.

“On our part, we will continue to fund and support the Nigeria Police Force and its institutions to ensure you deliver on your mandate. This is why we created a dedicated Ministry of Police Affairs.’”