President Muhammad Buhari has charged the graduating officers from the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil to operate “professionally, gallantly and courageously in securing the nation”.
The President made the charge during the commissioning of the 628 cadet officers at the second Regular Course Cadets the police academy in Kano State.
Mr Buhari said: “the Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil is meant to produce police officers that would poster the security of the nation.
Therefore, I implore on you to operate professionally, gallantly and courageously in securing the Nation.”
While congratulating the officers, Mr Buhari urged the graduating cadets to always remember that Nigeria and the law-abiding Nigerians have entrusted on them the protection of their lives and property.
Earlier, the Commandant of the Academy, Ibrahim Zanna disclosed that 83 out of the 628 graduating cadets are females, charging the new Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASPs, to be dedicated and selfless in serving the nation.
Mr Zanna, who is an assistant inspector general, also disclosed that the Academy would soon introduce courses on cybercrime, gender issues, and criminal Justice and administration.
According to him, these new courses would offer courses that have relevance to the current challenges facing the police force the country.
The commandant, however, lamented that the growth and development of the academy had been accompanied with the infrastructural inadequacies in the area of classrooms, hostels, staff housing and lecture theatres.
Mr Zanna, however, expressed his optimism that the government would continue to provide requisite assistance in this regard, “to enable the academy achieve its set objectives”.
He added that despite the afore-mentioned challenges, the academy had been providing an environment conducive for learning and research into high-level policing and general services in the country.
The commandant further sought the support of President Buhari on the Police Academy Bill, which is currently before the National Assembly, urging the president to see to it that the bill sees the light of day.
According to him, when the bill becomes law, the academy would fulfil the objectives for which it was establishment.