NPF Honours NDDC With Quality Award Certificate

Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has given an award of recognition and excellence to the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, for being a worthy partner in building the security architecture of the country.

Managing Director of the commission, Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, while receiving the award, at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotels, Abuja, from the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Olukayode Egbetokun, noted that the inaugural awards and commendation ceremony, was to honour outstanding officers of NDDC in appreciation of its support to the police force over the years.

The commission was the only corporate body that received an award at the ceremony attended by Nigerian’s Vice President, Alhaji Kashim Shettima who represented President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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Responding, the IGP appreciated the commission for its assistance to law enforcement agencies across board, hinting that the partnership had helped address and reduce crime rates in the Niger Delta region to minimum ebb.

Also, he acknowledged the proactive approach of the Commission in handling security issues and commended Dr Ogbuku for his effective leadership.

“We appreciate the NDDC for contributing to the overall safety and security in Nigeria.

“The Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations Ceremony is an initiative aimed at recognizing and rewarding outstanding officers within the Nigerian Police Force who have demonstrated exceptional dedication, bravery, and professionalism in the line of duty”, IGP stated.

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In his own view, NDDC boss, Dr Ogbuku, while speaking at the event, reiterated the commitment of the interventionist agency towards enhancing peace and security in Nigeria as well as fostering greater partnerships with security agencies.

He further stated that security and development go together and pledged the Commission’s support to implementing strategies that would combat criminal activities, particularly in the Niger Delta region, including theft, vandalism, and illegal oil bunkering, amongst others.

In attendance was the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, other top government officials, security chiefs and a host of prominent personalities.

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By Aligwe Stella, Port-Harcourt