Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has challenged the new acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to restore confidence and the dignity of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Osinbajo gave the task when he decorated the acting Inspector-General of Police with the insignia of IGP at State House, Abuja on Wednesday.
The Vice-President performed the ceremony on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on medical check-up in the United Kingdom.
Osinbajo urged the new Police boss to ensure that the NPF lives up to expectations and comply with the rule of law.
“The organisation you are leading is one that is itself facing several challenges, your officers work in extremely difficult conditions and some face the threat of superior power by terrorists and hostile non-state actors while in the line of duty.
“There is no question at all that there is a lot to be done.
”Under your leadership, the Police must now rebuild some bridges of trust and regain the confidence of the citizens.
”This is an on-going challenge and task that the Police Force and all the senior members of the Police must take on as a responsibility.
”They must continue to rebuild their trust with the Nigerian public.”