Abiodun hails appointment of Egbetokun as Acting Inspector General of Police - oguncitynews


Wednesday 21 June 2023

Abiodun hails appointment of Egbetokun as Acting Inspector General of Police

By Yusuf Olatunji 

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has congratulated the newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Egbetokun’s appointment in acting capacity, pending approval by the Senate, was announced on Monday, alongside Service Chiefs, the National Security Adviser and Comptroller of Customs (CG).

Egbetokun, an indigene of Ogun State was a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), prior to his elevation to replace Usman Alkali Baba.

Prince Abiodun, in a statement from the Governor’s Office, said the elevations of Egbetokun and others were well deserved as they possess the competence to excel in their new positions.

The governor said that the appointment of Egbetokun is an honour to Ogun State, adding that the new IGP, having worked in various commands, formations and departments of the police across the country will bring his wealth of experience to bear on the job.

Abiodun said: I congratulate Mr. Kayode Egbetokun on his elevation to the exalted office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This is an honour done to us in Ogun State. I believe in the capacity of the new police helmsman to deliver on his mandate to secure Nigeria.

“I am confident that Egbetokun will bring his wealth of experience, garnered over the years to bear on his new assignment. Our people are noted for hard work, competence and dignity.

“I am confident that the new IGP will meet the expectations of Nigerians in bequeathing a competent, trustworthy, accountable, courageous and honest police force to the nation.”

The governor praised President Tinubu for the confidence reposed in Egbetokun by this appointment, which he added is in recognition of his competence and capacity to deliver.

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