The acting Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has directed all Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory to remove all non-security checkpoints within their jurisdictions.
Egbetokun, who announced at Force Headquarters in Abuja during a meeting with strategic police managers, explained that the directive was intended to improve accountability and transparency within the Force.
All state commissioners of police are hereby directed to immediately commence the dismantling of all such non-security checkpoints within their areas of responsibilities and arrest all violators for prompt prosecution.
To bolster accountability and transparency within the Force, we have taken steps such as reinforcing the IGP Monitoring Unit and the Complaint Response Unit (CRU) based at the Force Headquarters and efforts are ongoing to establish CRU offices in all states.
Egbetokun recalled that a directive had previously been issued to all state commissioners of police to establish CRU offices in their respective command headquarters as part of the Nigeria Police Force’s commitment to combating corruption and improving professionalism.
He did, however, give the CPs a three-week deadline to comply.
The acting IGP assured residents in the three states where governorship elections would be held on November 11 that the police had made adequate security arrangements for the elections to be successful.
He urged voters to follow the election rules and avoid using violence.
NNPC debunks plans to move headquarters to Lagos
The Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Ltd. has denied speculations that it plans to move its headquarters in Abuja to Lagos.
Mr Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of NNPC, made the denial at the resumed investigative hearing of the ad hoc committee on the acquisition of OVH Energy by NNPCL on Friday.
Kyari said that contrary to the petition by petitioners, the company had no plan of moving its headquarters to Lagos, adding that this was in spite of its present status as a private company registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
He said the insinuation might not be unconnected with the fact that 70 per cent of its operations were in Lagos, adding that moving the headquarters would incur additional costs for the company.