By Abdullahi Yusuf,
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has charged Graduands of the Nigeria Police Academy,Wudil,Kano State, to adhere to the ethics of modern policing and shun all forms of corruption.
Tinubu gave the charge in his address at the Passing Out Parade of the 5th Regular Course Cadets held at the premises of the institution on Saturday.
Represented by the Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima,the president said the country had the faith that the graduands who were trained both academically and professionally would impact positively on the security architecture of the nation towards a secure Nigeria.
He said his Administration would not relent in providing all the necessary support to the Academy, stressing that the institution is one of the best training grounds for police officers in the sub-Saharan region.
The President also urged the cadet officers to stay vigilant to the ideals of the Nigeria Police, geared towards ensuring effective service delivery.
He charged the Commissioned Cadet Officers to put the nation at heart and exhibit their constitutional responsibility with upmost dedication and commitment.
“You should put in mind that Nigerians have high expectations on you, therefore you should brace up to face the challenges ahead,” Tinubu said.
He said that the Federal Government would provide all the needed infrastructure and support to the Academy in order to move the school to greater heights.
In his remarks, the Commandant of the Academy, AIG Sadiq Abubakar, said the 169 Cadet Officers graduands were now ready to face the challenges ahead.
AIG Abubakar said the officers had been trained in character, academically and professionally.
He said the Degree Awarding institution which was established in 2009 had from inception to date graduated officers whom had contributed immensely to the development of the nation’s security Architecture.
The Commandant hailed the Federal Government’s commitment towards the repositioning of the academy in terms of infrastructure and the needed logistics.
The ceremony was graced by the Acting IGP Kayode Egbetokun,Service Chiefs, Emirs , parents of the graduands,among other invited guests.