Nigeria Police has bad image before most Nigerians — IGP

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The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said the Nigeria Police Force has bad image in the eyes of most citizen. Adamu stated this on Tuesday in an address he presented at the opening ceremony of the Police Public Relations Officers’ Conference at Agulu, Anambra State.

The conference was themed, ‘Public Relations Strategies and Communication skills.’ Represented by an Assistant-Inspector General of Police, Baba Tijjani, the IGP said it was in realisation of the bad image of the Force that his administration was embarking on image laundering activities to re-position the Police.

His statement reads in part, “It is s my pleasure to welcome you all to this very important occasion which is the opening ceremony of a four-day intensive capacity building workshop for Police Public Relations Officers in Nigeria, comprising the Police Public Relations Officers from the 36 States of the Federation, the FCT, 12 Zonal Police Public Relations Officers as well as Staff Officers of the Force Public Relations Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“The workshop is part of my Administration’s commitment to the enhancing the capacity of officers whose primary responsibility it is to manage the image and information dissemination process towards re-positioning the Nigeria Police and changing the
uninformed perceptions and faulty narratives about the
Nigeria Police Force. “This is with a view to rebranding the Force,” Adamu added.

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