The Honourable Minister of State for Police Affairs, Hajia Imaan Suilaman-Ibrahim, has underscored the unwavering commitment of the Ministry to spearhead extensive police reforms, ensuring the Nigeria Police Force delivers efficient services to the citizens of Nigeria. This declaration came during a courtesy visit by the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, to the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.
Hajia Imaan emphasized the pivotal role entrusted to the Ministry by the President, with a mandate to instigate a transformative police reform aimed at enhancing policing effectiveness across the nation. She expressed, “Nothing happens until the Nigeria Police Force works effectively.” Aligning with the President’s call to attract both local and foreign investors, she asserted the necessity of police reforms to safeguard lives and property.
The Minister assured stakeholders of the Ministry’s resolute commitment to ushering in reforms under the current administration. The visit by the Governor of Nasarawa State was hailed as symbolic, with Hajia Imaan expressing optimism that, with collaboration and support from stakeholders, the Ministry will successfully fulfill its mandate.
Commending the efforts of the Nasarawa State governor in providing effective leadership and fostering peace, Hajia Imaan highlighted the positive impact of such governance, attracting investors, and delivering the dividends of democracy to local governments.
Echoing this sentiment, the Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, affirmed the Ministry’s readiness to collaborate and provide necessary support on policing-related issues. He emphasized ongoing efforts with stakeholders to facilitate comprehensive police reforms in the country.
Governor Abdullahi Sule acknowledged Hajia Imaan as a commendable ambassador for Nasarawa State, praising her positive impact within the present administration. He expressed confidence in her ability to excel and affirmed the state’s continued support. The Governor highlighted discussions on police reforms at the National Executive Council meeting and lauded the Ministry’s plans, expressing optimism about achieving the envisioned reforms under the determined leadership of Mr. President.
Governor Sule concluded by expressing gratitude for the establishment of police training institutions in Nasarawa State, which reduced highway crimes. He also disclosed the state’s adoption of community policing to complement federal efforts to maintain security.