The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has congratulated the new Acting Inspector General of Police Mr. Adamu Abubakar Mohammed.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat In a statement signed by Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, Head, Media and Public Affairs believes that the appointment is well deserved considering his personal accomplishments.
Adamu Mohammed Lafia had occupied the office of the Director of Peace Keeping operations, led the Enugu Police Command as Police Commissioner and was AIG in charge of Zone 5.
Until his appointment, he was at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) as a directing staff. Adamu Mohammed Lafia is reputed to be a man of impeccable character.
Apart from heading Police formations at their most strategic levels in Nigeria, Adamu Mohammed Lafia had also risen to the apex of international policing in Lyon France, where he rose through the hierarchy of the organization to ascend the exalted position of the Vice President of INTERPOL, a position he held for years with distinction.
According to the statement, the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr. Asishana B Okauru said “I am absolutely sure that Adamu Mohammed Lafia would bring professionalism and true leadership to policing in our country”.
Okauru, who had worked with several notable police officers during his time as the Director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) further added that “I can attest to his solid pedigree and rich experience. He is arguably the most qualified serving police officer at this time, to occupy the very sensitive office of the Inspector General of Police”.
The NGF sincerely hope that the new top cop would harness all his experiences from his previous offices, at home and abroad, with dexterity and a fervent drive to curb crime, ensure peace in the entire country and once again propound the policing principles that will lead Nigerians to believe that the police, “is your friend”.