As part of the community policing initiative the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Wednesday, commissioned the Nigeria Police Radio 99.1FM in Abuja, stating that the community-based radio station was targeted at bringing the Police closer to the people.
The Police boss, who said the radio station was a legacy project, conceived, nurtured and actualised by the Force, noted that: “On assumption of office as the 20th indigenous IGP, we introduced some strategies to combat crimes and stabilise security across the country.
“As part of the implementation processes, we appreciated the need to bolster partnership and good working relationship between the police and the people in our various communities.
“One of these strategies is the construction and set-up of this community-based radio station, the Nigeria Police 99.1FM Radio which is targeted at bringing the police closer to the people.”
Speaking further Adamu appreciate the President Muhammadu Buhari for the “unrelenting commitment to the security and safety of the Nigerians and the support for the Nigeria Police in the enhancement of our operational capacity.”
According to the Police boss, “The Nigeria Police 99.1FM Radio is a product of this laudable gestures and it is within the vision of our community policing initiative which emphasizes smooth information flow towards strengthening the bond between the citizens and the Police.
“The Nigeria Police 99.1FM Radio has since commenced test transmission in line with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) code and operational regulations.
“The radio station will serve as a veritable avenue for the Nigeria Police to engage, enlighten and inform the public on policing activities and other security-related matters.
“It will also air phone-in programmes to involve the citizens in the security of their localities especially on ways to spot and report crimes and other necessary steps to take in the event of a crime or security emergency.
“From this moment, there will be interaction and people-oriented programmes which would help strengthen police-citizens relations and will serve as a trusted point for resolution of complaints by citizens.”
He assured Nigerians that the radio station would pave way for continuous proactive policing in the country and would further strengthen the bond between the police and the people.
“I also want to reiterate our commitment to the fight against crimes, protect life and property, preserve law and order and uphold fundamental human rights as enshrined in the Constitution,” Adamu further stated.