From Oluseyi Dasilva Ilorin
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris on Friday, laid the foundation of the Nigeria Police Public Relations School in Ilorin.
The IGP who was represented by Assistant Inspector General of Police, Ahmed Oladipupo, said it was part of efforts to enhance police public relations stressing the need for a robust police public collaborations based on mutual respect and understanding.
Idris stressed the need to adequately equip the fore the public relations officers, who are saddled with the responsibility of standing in for the police with the skills with which to perform statutory their assignments and to constantly inform the public of the achievements of the Nigeria police force to improve public perception.
“These and many other benefits is the opportunity that the police public relation school is going to provide.
“The foundation laying of the school has come at the right time because it was established under my administration for the first time in the history of Nigeria Police Force in August 2017.
“This is part of my resolve to bequeath to the force an avenue for the development of public relations practice, in response to the daunting challenges of policing Nigeria in the 21st century,” the IG said.
The IGP also hinted that the Police authority is set to increase its formation in Kwara State and as well increase the number of officers and men in Ilorin.