Official – Ringim Goes On Terminal Leave As Jonathan Retires All DIGs

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Hafiz Ringim, former IG of Police

Hafiz Ringim, former IG of Police

Former IG of Police, Hafiz Ringim has commenced his terminal leave with effect from today, January 25, 2012. He is due to retire from the force on March 1, 2012.

In his place, President Jonathan has approved the appointment of Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mohammed D. Abubakar to take charge in acting capacity and also approved the retirement of all Deputy Inspector Generals of Police (DIGs) with immediate effect.

Abubakar was until now, the AIG in charge of Zone 12 Headquarters in Bauchi.

According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Reuben Abati, this is “a first step towards the comprehensive reorganization and repositioning of the Nigeria Police Force to make it more effective and capable of meeting emerging internal security challenges.”

The President has also established a Special Committee to oversee the urgent reorganization of the Nigeria Police Force. The committee is to be chaired by the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mr. Parry B.O Osayande, DIG (rtd).

Other Members of the Committee are:

1. Mr. Casimir T. Akagbosu, AIG (rtd.), mni

2. Mr. Bashir A. Albasu, AIG (rtd.), fwc.

3. Major Gen. S.N. Chikwe, rtd.

4. Prof. S.D. Mukoro

5. Dr. Fabian Ajogwu, SAN

6. Aisha Larai Tukur

7. Solicitor General of the Federation

8. Permanent Secretary, SSO, Office of the SGF to serve as the Secretary to the Committee

The Committee’s Terms of Reference are as follows:

1. To identify the challenges and factors militating against effective performance in the Nigeria Police Force and make recommendations for addressing the challenges.

2. To examine the scope and standard of training and other personnel development activities in the Police to determine their adequacy or otherwise.

3. To determine the general and specific causes of the collapse of public confidence in the police and recommend ways of restoring public trust in the institution.

4. To examine records of performance of Officers and Men of the Nigeria Police Force with a view to identifying those that can no longer fit into the system due to declining productivity, age, indiscipline, corruption and/or disloyalty;

5. To make any other recommendations for the improvement of the Nigeria Police Force.

The Committee’s recommendations shall be implemented along with those by previous committees set up by Government on the reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

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