President Tinubu Declares April 7th as National Police Day

President Tinubu Declares April 7th as National Police Day

President Bola Tinubu has officially designated April 7th as National Police Day, marking a significant recognition of the contributions and sacrifices made by the Nigerian police force. The announcement was made during the inaugural Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations ceremony, held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, and attended by Vice President Kashim Shettima as Tinubu's representative.

In his address, Tinubu stressed the importance of enhancing the training and capacity-building efforts for the police force. He emphasized the need to equip officers with the necessary skills and expertise to tackle the evolving challenges of modern policing effectively.

Tinubu also revealed that the Federal Government had approved the first week of April as Police Week, with April 7th designated as the culmination, National Police Day. This decision aims to honor the dedication and service of the police force and highlight their crucial role in maintaining law and order across the nation.

Addressing the police officers present, Tinubu expressed appreciation for their resilience and commitment amidst the daunting security threats facing the country. He emphasized that their bravery and dedication symbolize the patriotic spirit that unites the nation, instilling confidence in a brighter future for Nigeria.

In conclusion, Tinubu underscored the government's commitment to humanizing the police force and recognizing their efforts beyond being mere shields of the nation. He commended their exemplary valour, affirming their vital role in safeguarding citizens' lives and livelihoods, and ensuring a secure and prosperous future for Nigeria.

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