By Gom Mirian, Abuja
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammad Adamu on Monday 16th September 2019 assured the public and police personnel of accountability and the ease of doing business especially in accessing the service of the Nigerian Police cooperative.
IGP Adamu gave the assurance during the formal launching of the automated cooperative management portal of the Nigerian Police cooperative multi-purpose society limited (POLCOOP) at the Force headquarters, Abuja.
The police cooperative that was established more than forty-two years ago under the force order No. 130, aimed at catering for the welfare of the Nigerian Police Force personnel and their families, has about three hundred thousand (300,000) membership, ranking the largest cooperative society in Africa.
According to Adamu, “the huge membership size, wide business coverage and expansive investment profile of the society have combined to make it expedient that its operations be automated and aligned to technological dynamics.
“The launching of this platform would not only strengthen the accountability process within the society but would take us much closer to a level of end-to-end automation”.
He noted that the application which was developed by an indigenous digital technology firm and capital market operator is assured of appropriate security measures in place to protect the application from intrusive activities that could threaten the integrity of the data base or compromise the personnel and classified information of the cooperators.
The police Boss also said the police cooperative society would immediately migrate its operations to the new portal as it would in the long-run strengthen its status and offer innovative welfare services to its members through the utilization of ICT solutions.
The IGP while commending the executive secretary of the POLCOOP, CP Dasuki Galadanchi and his team for their foresight, urged all members to embrace the change within the society as it would put an end to the risk involved while personnel is on transit.
“Henceforth, no longer will police personnel be exposed to the risk of travelling from their various commands and Formations to process their loan applications, savings withdrawals, or get their contributions balances from the Cooperative Headquarters in Lagos. All these services will be done just by the press of the buttons on their computers or Mobile devices”.
NSCDC Begins Psychological Assessment of Personnel in Osun
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, has begun psychological assessment for its arms-bearing personnel and new recruits.
The command’s spokesperson Atanda Olabisi made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo.
Olabisi said that the assessment, which started on Tuesday, was to ascertain the mental, emotional and psychological status of the personnel.
The spokesperson said that the evaluation was being conducted in batches to give a greater opportunity for one-on-one interactions between the personnel and healthcare experts.
The spokesperson said that the command had cautioned its personnel on handling of weapons, saying that it would not accept any excuse of accidental discharge.
“There is nothing called accidental discharge, as the process of firing a bullet entails certain fundamental principles.
“The exercise is to forestall any unprofessional act of misuse of firearms that may emanate from any uncontrolled emotional outburst.
“This assessment will also be used to determine where our new recruits will be placed professionally,” she said.
Olabisi said that the state Commandant, Emmanuel Ocheja urged the personnel to commit themselves to the exercise, adding that Ocheja lauded the NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr Ahmed Audi, for repositioning the corps for excellence.
According to Olabisi, Dr Stephen Oyebode, Head of Forensic and Psychological Services Unit, NSCDC, Osun Command, had given the assurance that the unit would offer psychotherapy and psycho-social interventions to personnel who might need assistance after the evaluation. (NAN)
NECO Commences 2022 SSCE Internal June 27th
By Evelyn Terseer, Abuja
The 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school based candidates conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO) will commence on Monday, 27th June, 2022.
In a press statement by the head information and public relations division of NECO, Azeez Sani, the Council enjoined ministries of Education, Principals, Commandants and all stakeholders to disregard any speculation on the alleged postponement of the examination.
He said thw Council has put all necessary measures in place to ensure a seamless conduct of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination.
“The 2022 NECO Senior School Certificate Examination will end on Friday, 12th August, 2022.
Candidates are to be examined in 76 Subjects during the examination.”
Police Confirms Kidnap of Seven Persons in Kogi
From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of seven travelers along Itobe-Ajaokuta road in the State.
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had abducted seven people, including a Doctor and Lawyer at about 2pm on Tuesday and carried them to the bush.
The State Police command confirmed the incident on Wednesday evening in Lokoja.
According to an eye witness, the gunmen laid siege on the said road for hours, shooting sporadically and in the process many passengers were abducted, with many also receiving various degrees of injuries from the smoking fire power of the Kidnappers.
This source posited further that among those abducted to unknown destination were Mr Joe Abba, his wife and Barrister Abba Aduojo who were returning from a burial in a village near Alloma in Ofu local government Area of the state.
Also abducted is a yet to be identified Doctor said to be on his way back to Lokoja from an official assignment to the Prince Abubakar Audu University Teaching Hospital,
“They were kidnapped on gun point around 2pm, my friend’s wife was shot in the leg and is presently recuperating at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja”, said a Relative of one of the victims.
According to the State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, William Ovye Aya, the command got winds of the attack of the hoodlums and drafted the men of the Rapid Response Squad operating in the area to their rescue.
“Seven persons were abducted to the bush; six people were rescued with bullets wounds and six vehicles were recovered at the scene of the incident”, he said.
He added that a combined manhunt against the hoodlums, including the sister security agencies and vigilante have been mobilised to comb the areas in order to rescue the seven abducted persons in their custody.
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