Mary Osaai, Abuja
The President General of Global Peace Movement International (UK), Dr Mike Uyi, has said the immediate past Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris Kpotum, has set an excellent policing benchmark which other incoming police chiefs should emulate.
He said having successfully served the nation to the highest level in his chosen profession, that the ex IGP deserves commendations for all the successes and achievement recorded under his stewardship, despite the many challenges associated with policing job in Nigeria.
Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday when he led a delegation of Global Movement International Executives on a farewell visit to the ex IGP in Abuja, Dr Uyi said they were at the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters to bid farewell to ex IGP, whom he described as a gallant fighter, reformer, astute strategist and performer.
The Global Peace Movement International President praised the ex the IGP for successfully meeting the mandatory 60th years retirement in the civil service, having also already clocked 35 years in the police service.
He congratulated the ex IGP for having successful concluded his tenure of service without any hitch, saying the group remains confident that Ibrahim Idris Kpotum has already put a solid foundation in place that will make the coming general elections successful and violent free.
According to him, “the gallant IGP Ibrahim Idris Kpotum came, saw and conquered and has left his enduring legacies in the sands of time”.
Congratulating the newly appointed IGP, Mohammed Adamu Abubakar on his appointment as IGP, Dr. Uyi said the job of policing a nation as vast and complex as Nigeria is a continuous process, adding Global Peace Movement International is confident the new IGP will meet and surpass expectations.
Also on the President General’s delegation to the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters where the change of guard took place were the National Affairs Director, Hon Sam Okereke, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Coordinator, Hon Joseph Eze, National Project Coordinator, Mr. Chris Ede and National Welfare Officer Ms. Udeme Akpan.