IGP appoints Lakanu as new Force secretary


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Frederick Taiwo Lakanu as the new Force Secretary and member of the Nigeria Police Force Management Team. The appointment takes immediate effect.

The new Force Secretary took over from AIG Abdul Bube, who retired from the Force on 31st December, 2018 after 35 years of service.

Details of Lakanu’s educational qualification and positions held in the Force before his recent appointment is contained in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Force Spokesman, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood.

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Until his latest appointment, he was the AIG in charge of Zone 7 headquarters, Abuja comprising the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Niger and Kaduna States.

He was born on 12th October, 1959, in Lagos Island, Lagos State. He holds B.A. (Hons) Philosophy and LL.B. (Hons) from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, and Master in Law from the Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom.

According to the statement: “The new Force Secretary is a self-motivated, experienced and versatile law enforcement officer, offering hands-on proven expertise gathered from all geo-political zones of the Country in Community Policing, Strategic Planning, Coordination, Supervision and Implementation, towards achieving higher levels of community service, public safety and security in Nigeria.

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“He attended several courses within and outside the Country, including Crime Investigation Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, and Developmental Course at Kofi Annan Centre for Peace Keeping, Accra, Ghana. He is also a fellow of National Defence College, Abuja.

“He served in various capacities in the Force as AIG Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Commissioner of Police in Imo and Ekiti States, Commissioner of Police Airport Command, Lagos, Principal Staff Officer to the IGP (Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos) among others.”

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