Rainstorm Disrupts IGP Baba’s Event At Lagos Command
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba and top senior officers had a nasty experience on his first official visit to the Lagos State Command at Ikeja on Wednesday, after rainstorm temporarily disrupted the event and forced them to flee.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the rainstorm was serious to the extent the canopies mounted at the event inside the Command fell down forcing the officers to run for cover in different directions for several hours before the rain subsided.
However, that did not prevent the IGP from accomplishing his mission of coming to Lagos State Command. He later went on to lecture the cross section of Police personnel on proper dressing, efficiency, discipline, commitment to duties and upholding the core values of the Nigeria Police Force.
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos Command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement.
The IGP said, “Your welfare is being taken care of like never before, do not commit suicide by being unprofessional”.
The Police boss charged them to be alive to their duties and protect their lives and property, noting that “never again should your Police Stations be sacked by hoodlums wielding guns, sticks and machetes”.
IGP Baba, despite the heavy rain in Lagos, engaged the personnel in a tete-a-tete to brainstorm on their general well-being and betterment of the Nigeria Police Force.
It is clear that the visit of the Inspector-General of Police is a blessing in disguise to the Command and Lagos State in general as he promised to release some crime fighting equipment to the Lagos State Police Command in order to boost its arsenal and promote public safety in Lagos State. He further promised to embark of empowerment programmes for the wives of officers and men in the Nigeria Police Force, such that their wives will not be solely dependent on them.
The IGP, who is on three days working visit to Lagos, will continue his assignments in Lagos State today Thursday 10th June, 2021and departs the state to Abuja on Friday 11th June, 2021.
In another development, the Command wishes to refute the fake news being peddled in the social media on Wednesday 9th June, 2021, that the IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, was booed in Lagos on arrival. The publication is false, baseless and mischievous as the Inspector-General of Police was never booed, rather he was warmly received and celebrated by Lagosians.
The Command therefore, urges the general public to disregard the fake new and continually support the Nigeria Police Force as ever, as the new leadership of the Nigeria Police Force, under the Command of the 21st indigenous Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, NPM, fdc, is committed to improving the general security of lives and property in Lagos State and Nigeria at large.