The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu on Tuesday 19 May 2020 flagged-off a Community Sensitization Campaign and Palliative Support Program against COVID-19 at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The program, a community-driven initiative of the Force, is aimed at supporting families within the policing communities adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic prevention lockdown and other regulations.
To drive this initiative, the IGP has appointed a Commissioner of Police, CP (Dr) Aisha Abubakar who is presently the most senior female police officer in the Force to coordinate other female police officers in accomplishing this noble task.
CP (Dr) Aisha Abubakar is the Commissioner of Police in-charge of the Force Animal Branch.
A veterinary doctor par excellence, she holds a PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology and presently, the President of the Veterinary Council of Nigeria.
She also holds a UNESCO award for Women in Science and a National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM).
The initiative which is a brain-child of serving female Police officers shall involve visits to local communities in the States across the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The Team shall carry out sensitization and enlightenment campaigns on the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic.
It would also engage in the distribution of palliatives and relief materials including food items, beverages and other essentials to families of junior police officers and the civil populace.
In the FCT, the Team will be visiting Kurduma, Galadimawa, Keti, Kabusa, Garki and Deidei areas as part of the flag-off.
The IGP while noting that there is a thin line between abject lack and crime, commends the female police officers for the laudable initiative and their personal and collective sacrifices (material and financial) stating that they have proven for a fact that they are indeed true Mothers, Aunties, Sisters and worthy Ambassadors of the Force.
Meanwhile the IGP has directed that in the Covid-19: Enforcement of Restriction Orders, journalists and all essential workers are exempted.
A xtate by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba said, ‘All essential workers including Medical Personnel, Firefighters, Ambulance Services, Journalists, etc are exempted from the restriction of movement associated with both the partial lockdown and the national curfew across the Federation.
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed A. Adamu has therefore directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commands Commissioners of Police to give effect to these exemptions whilst enforcing the restriction orders.
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