Written by Sarah NEGEDU

Minister tasks newly promoted police officers on work ethics

The FCT Minister, Mal. Muhammad Bello has charged newly promoted police officers posted to the territory to always put the nation and the people first in the discharge of their duties.

Bello gave the charge while decorating 20 newly promoted inspectors and Sergeants of the FCT Police Command with their new ranks.

The minister stressed that the promotion, which was a part of series of promotions of police personnel across the country, was a sign of appreciation, by President Muhammadu Buhari, for the good work of the men and women of the Nigeria police in the protection of lives and property.

 

He therefore called on them to reciprocate the gesture by putting in more effort in the discharge of their duties and maintaining good work ethics.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has enunciated a number of reforms that are targeted at your welfare, your career development, your training and the overall improvement of your capacity to be able to provide a very critical constitutional role of providing internal security in Nigeria. And I hope with this elevation, you are going to put in more and more”.

While acknowledging the difficult yet rewarding task of policing, the minister said, “Your work is very difficult and also very rewarding, because you protect the citizenry. And we have seen how you have been working very hard in the FCT and other parts of the country.

“I, particularly, with my team here in the FCTA, am very happy with the entire FCT Police Command and the entire police structure for the tremendous amount of support you have given us and for being partners with us in terms of internal security as well as all the other activities that we do to keep a mega city like Abuja functional. We thank you for that and assure you that we will continue to provide you the needed support to make sure that you excel in your work and duty to the nation.”

Among the 20 police personnel decorated, 10 were promoted from sergeant to Inspector and 10 from Corporal to Sergeant.

The minister was assisted in the decoration by the FCT Police Commissioner, CP Bala Ciroma, who was represented by ACP Nendel Gomwalk.

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