IGP Appoints AIG Longe As First Female Force Secretary

Nigerian Police Force Secretary, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Yetunde Longe,

The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has appointed an Assistant Inspector General of Police, Yetunde Longe, as the first female Force Secretary.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuiya Adejobi announced her appointment in a statement issued on Wednesday.

The Statement read in part: “In furtherance of the vision to ensure gender inclusivity and equality in all aspects of appointments and operations within the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, has made an historic appointment of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Yetunde O. Longe as the first female Force Secretary.

“AIG Longe brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role. Since her appointment as a Cadet ASP on March 3, 1990, she has demonstrated exceptional dedication and competence across various capacities within the NPF. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Forensic Toxicology, which has significantly contributed to her proficiency in crime management and investigation. Her professional development is further enriched by her participation in advanced courses such as the Advanced Detective Course and Intermediate Command Course at Police Staff College Jos, and the Protection of Civilians course in Italy.

“Throughout her illustrious career, AIG Longe has held several key positions including Administrative Officer, Crime Officer, Commandant in Lagos, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Corporate Investment at the NPF Cooperative; Area Commander in Lagos, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in both Bauchi and Lagos States, and DCP Admin at Zone 2, Lagos. Prior to her new appointment, she was Commissioner of Police for the Port Authority Police, Eastern Command, Port Harcourt, and later Assistant Inspector General of Police in the Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters, Abuja”.

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