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Tinubu Declares April 7 National Police Day



On Monday, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu declared April 7th as the National Police Day.

President Tinubu made the announcement at the inaugural of the Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations ceremony held at the Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

Tinubu, duly represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima noted that comprehensive reform of the institutional mindset and the officers’ memory is essential to his administration’s continuous efforts to make the police force a contemporary, responsible, and professional organisation.

He said, “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, in our tradition of honouring the Police Force in the life of this great nation, we have approved the adoption of the first week of April as Police Week.

“Furthermore, the last day of the week, April 7th, is hereby declared National Police Day in Nigeria.

“Tonight, I must remind you that we don’t see you as just the shields of the nation, we don’t see you as robots.

“This is why we are here; we are here to humanise you.

“At a time in Nigeria’s history, when the nation’s security architecture is being stretched beyond elastic limits, the citizens have been able to endure in the face of security threats as well as attacks on their lives and livelihoods due to the commitment of the police.

“Your exemplary valour doesn’t only represent the pinnacle of patriotism that binds us but also instils confidence that brighter days lie just beyond the horizon.”