Ibadan, the ancient city of Nigeria, was abuzz with activity on August 21st, as a distinguished group of former Inspectors General of Police (IGPs) convened for a two-day Retreat aimed at tackling the nation’s escalating security challenges.
Organized by the Police Service Commission (PSC), the event, set to commence on August 22nd, 2023, brings together renowned figures including Alhaji Aliyu Atta, Chairman of the Committee of Retired IGPs, and other prominent names in the field. The retreat, hosted at the renowned International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan, bears the theme “Intervention Of Ex-Inspectors General of Police For Strategic Contribution To Effective Policing In Nigeria.”
The agenda includes the evaluation of Police Preparedness, discussions on Challenges and Prospects, and formulating Strategic Actions to strengthen the Nigeria Police Force’s role in internal security. Notably, AIG Nuhu Ribadu (retd), the National Security Adviser, attended the event, bringing insights on addressing security challenges. Participants joined both in person and virtually through Zoom, discussing ways to leverage the cumulative expertise of retired IGPs for enhanced internal security management.
This gathering underscores a united effort to address security concerns and tap into the wealth of experience held by ex-IGPs, highlighting a collective determination to strengthen policing and security strategies in Nigeria.