Nigeria Police Force appoints first female secretary

Nigeria Police Force appoints first female secretary

The Nigeria Police Force has appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Yetunde Longe as its first female Secretary. The force’s Public

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The Nigeria Police Force has appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Yetunde Longe as its first female Secretary.

The force’s Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumiyiwa Adejobi, in Abuja, announced her appointment by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun.

This decision aligns with the vision to ensure gender inclusivity and equality in all aspects of appointments and operations within the force.

AIG Longe brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role. Since her appointment as a Cadet ASP on March 3, 1990, she has demonstrated exceptional dedication and competence in various capacities within the NPF.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Toxicology, which has significantly contributed to her proficiency in crime management and investigation.

Her professional development is further enriched by her participation in advanced courses such as the Advanced Detective Course and Intermediate Command Course at Police Staff College Jos, and the Protection of Civilians course in Italy.

Throughout her illustrious career, AIG Longe has held several key positions, including Administrative Officer, Crime Officer, Commandant in Lagos, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Corporate Investment at the NPF Cooperative, Area Commander in Lagos, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in both Bauchi and Lagos States, and DCP Admin at Zone 2, Lagos.

Before her new appointment, she served as Commissioner of Police for the Port Authority Police, Eastern Command, Port Harcourt, and later as Assistant Inspector General of Police in the Department of Training and Development at Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The IGP reiterated that gender sensitivity in police appointments and operations remains a non-negotiable principle. His administration is committed to promoting gender equality and empowering female officers to attain leadership positions within the Force.

The Inspector General of Police stressed the importance of having women in key positions for the overall growth and efficiency of the police force. They assured that the force will persist in creating an environment that embraces diversity, ensuring that merit and capability remain the foremost factors for progression, regardless of gender.