The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR, was on Thursday, 30th March, 2023 at the IGP Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, honoured by the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Good Governance, with the well-deserved award of Grand Defender of Democracy, GDD, in recognition of his giant strides since assuming leadership of the Nigeria Police Force.

Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, a Chief Suprintendent of Police, CSP, in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, said that the coalition, which comprises leaders of 37 pro-democracy and civil society organizations, conferred the honour on the IGP during a solidarity visit to the Louis Edet House.

The coalition applauded the effective leadership qualities of the IGP, which has led to an unprecedented improvement in the Nigeria Police Force, particularly with regard to human rights compliance, discipline, welfare, infrastructural transformation, decent, and secure electoral process in Nigeria.

In his remarks, the leader of the delegation, Comrade Femi Lawson, expressed satisfaction with recent policing strategies, improved human relations, and sterling leadership qualities of the IGP in particular.

The IGP, while acknowledging the coalition for the honour, appreciated their respective efforts, targeted at deepening democracy within the country, and further reiterated the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to continuously improvement security networking and the general safety of the country.


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