IGP Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, commissioned the new Nigeria Police Station, 99.1FM, Abuja, on Wednesday.
The Nigeria Police Radio, which is one of the Force’s legacy initiatives from the last two years, will help get the police closer to the people while also bolstering partnership and good working relationships.
In his keynote address, the IGP stated that the radio station will include community-based radio broadcast services and will be a valuable tool for the Nigeria Police to engage, enlighten, and educate the public about policing activities and other security-related issues.
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The IGP also stated that the radio station would broadcast programmes aimed at engaging people in the protection of their communities, especially on how to spot and report crimes, as well as other measures to take in the event of a crime or security emergency.
President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, was thanked by the IGP for the Federal Government’s unwavering dedication to the security and welfare of Nigerians, as well as support for the Police in enhancing its operational capability.
He mentioned that the Nigeria Police Radio 99.1FM, Abuja is a result of the federal government’s commendable gesture and is part of the Force’s Community Policing programme, which emphasises smooth information exchange in order to reinforce the connection between people and the police.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, praised the Nigeria Police Force for the creative and security-enhancing initiative, and assured the IGP that his Ministry would continue to work with the Nigeria Police Force to make useful and security-related information readily available to Nigerians.
Senator Ajibola Basiru, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, and the Deputy Senate President, Dr. Otive Igbuzor, were also present at the commissioning.
The lawmakers pledged the National Assembly’s support for the Nigeria Police Force’s ongoing reform.
Members of the Force Management Team, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity – Mallam Garba Shehu, the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission – Dr Iganmu Onoja, the Director-General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), represented by the Director Programmes, Mrs Msurshima Kighiv, and members of the diplomatic community were also in attendance at the commissioning.
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