New IGP Adamu pledges to hold Nigerian People’s Rights Sacred

IGP Mohammed Adamu [centre] salutes President Muhammadu Buhari after official decoration while the outgoing police boss looks on

Newly-appointed Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu has pledged to uphold and advance the fundamental human rights of Nigerians.

Mr Adamu said this while delivering his maiden speach to newsmen at the Force headquarters in Abuja.

“I assure the citizens that I am mindful of their yearnings for a policing system that will not only assure them of their safety, but treat them with civility and hold their rights sacred.

“While I promise on behalf of officers of the Force that their deserved aspirations will be met henceforth, I also call on the citizens to work with the police in the interest of community safety and national security.” Adamu reassured.

Promising a free, fair and genuine general elections, the Police helmsman stated that he will restrategise to tackle security challenges leaving no part of the country behind.

Brief profile

Adamu was born in Lafia, Nasarawa State in 1961. He was an Assistant Inspector General of Police immediately preceeding his appointment. He was also the Directing Staff, National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru-Jos before his current appointment.

From 2016 to 2017, Adamu was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Benin City, Edo State and was responsible for the overall management & operations of the Nigeria Police Force Zone 5, comprising Bayelsa, Delta and Edo State Police Commands.

He had been a Commissioner of Police in Enugu and a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Ekiti and Kaduna States.

IGP Adamu was the Vice Principal & Geography Tutor at Government Day Secondary School, Gunduma, Keffi, Plateau State, but presently in Nasarawa State between 1984 — 1986.

In 1986, he joined the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and trained at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos State.

He was Seconded from the NPF to the INTERPOL General Secretariat, where he worked as “Specialised Officer” on Economic & Financial Crimes in the Economic and Financial Crime Sub-Directorate between 1997 and 2002. After holding several positions at INTERPOL, he was elected as INTERPOL’s Vice President responsible for Africa at its meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

IGP Adamu, in the course of his career in the Nigeria Police Force, had carried out several important criminal investigations for Nigeria in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, The Netherlands, and several West African countries.

He studied Geography at the Ahmadu Bello University between 1980 and 1983 and later got his MSc from the University of Portsmouth, England from 2009 to 2010.

In 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in International Relations by Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Enugu State.He has attended several professional courses within and outside Nigeria, including the Senior Executive Course 38 at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS) in Kuru-Jos, Plateau State, and earned the qualification of Member of National Institute, mni

IGP is married with children.

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