IGP begs police officers not to commit suicide, promises welfare packages

Obinwannem News IGP begs police officers not to commit suicide, promises welfare packages

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has told police officers in Lagos State, to stay put, assuring them of beneficial package, that would sustain them, as they carry out their operations.

This was disclosed on Wednesday, by the IGP, while on tour to the Lagos Police Command.

The IGP paid a courtesy visit Wednesday morning, to the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, before proceeding to the police headquarters.

Admist heavy rainfall, the IGP addressed the officers of Lagos Command, urging them to maintain efficiency, discipline, and commitment to duties.

Baba said, “Your welfare is being taken care of like never before, do not commit suicide by being unprofessional”.

Making reference to the destructions of properties and police facilities during, and after the ENDSARS protest; the IGP called on police Commanders to lecture their men on the protection of public and police facilities.

“Never again should your police stations be sacked by hoodlums wielding guns, sticks, and machetes.

“We must also be civil in discharging our responsibilities. Never should we allow our stations to be overrun to the extent that we will not be able to handle situations, because of cowardice or lack of professionalism.

“We have not got all we need to discharge our duties in terms of welfare, logistics, and equipment. But, with the available limited resources we will do our jobs with more dedication and professionalism.”

Baba, however, applauded the government and the police for taking prior notice of the operations.

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, while addressing the IGP on the needs of the Lagos Police Command, requested the police chief to release two helicopter to the command, to oversee aerial patrol and surveillance of the State, and Southwest region.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 10, 2021

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