ABUJA (Nigeria) – Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba, has warned members of the public to stop inciting Junior Police Officers to disrespect their oath of office – he drew attention to the dangers inherent in Police officers disobeying superior orders and acting outside the code of conduct.
A statement by Nigerian Police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, quotes the IGP saying such act “does not portend well for public safety and security, and is a threat to our democracy.”
For the avoidance of doubt, the Nigeria Police Force will never tolerate any iota of indiscipline in the form of a strike, or work-to-rule among its personnel. Any officer found to be engaged in such a despicable act will be arrested and sanctioned in line with the Police Regulation and the Laws of the Federation.”
The statement further says “every effort is being made to meet the welfare needs of all Police personnel including the payment of promotion arrears which has since commenced with the payment to the promoted officers of salaries attendant on their new ranks.”