The Acting Inspector–General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun affirmed the decision on withdrawal of Police Mobile Force officers from Very Important Personalities, VIPs, adding that there is no going back on the policy.

Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the decision in a statement, while reacting to recent news circulating regarding the possible reversal of the Police reform policy.

He added that the decision to withdraw Police Mobile Force personnel from VIP duties is part of ongoing efforts to optimise the allocation of resources and enhance the efficiency of the Nigeria Police Force in its core mandate of safeguarding the lives and properties of all citizens.

The statement also said the Force will consider the provisions of Sections 23 to 25 of the Police Act 2020, in recruiting more supernumerary officers, to handle VIP security responsibilities. It added that no VIP or critical infrastructure will be left unprotected as a result of the new policy.

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