Tinubu declares April 7 as National Police Day

Tinubu, represented by Vice President Kashim Shettima, made this known on Monday night, April 15, at the maiden edition of the Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations ceremony held in the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

He commended the Nigeria Police Force for their dedication and commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the nation.

Tinubu also urged the police officers to continue to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in the discharge of their duties.

Delivering the President’s speech titled, “Courage Under Fire: A Bouquet for Our Police Force,” VP Shettima said at a time in Nigeria’s history when the nation’s security architecture is being stretched beyond elastic limits, the citizens have been able to endure in the face of security threats as well as attacks on their lives and livelihoods due to the commitment of the police.

The Vice President commended the bravery and dedication of the police force, emphasizing the need for unity and support in these challenging times.

He highlighted the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers and called for a renewed sense of solidarity among all citizens to overcome the current security challenges.

Vice President, Shettima concluded by expressing confidence in the resilience of the Nigerian people and their ability to stand strong in the face of adversity.

He noted that his administration had been unequivocal about its resolve to transform the Nigeria Police Force into “a modern, professional, and accountable institution that mirrors the aspirations and values” of the nation.

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