The new IGP

…NLC call for may extend IGP’s tenure

…Vice President decorates new IGP

Juliana Francis

The newly appointed acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has just a year plus to serve as the number one policeman in Nigeria before he goes on retirement.

This also means that he has just a year plus to create fundamental changes which he thinks can move the Police as an institution forward and impact the lives of Nigerians and police personnel.

This was the topic on the lips of some Nigerians, even as Vice President Kashim Shettima, decorates Egbetokun today in Abuja as the new acting IGP.

The new IGP was born in 1964 and by 2024, he will be 60 years old, which is the retirement age for civil servants.

However, it will be recalled that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) had called for a review of civil servants’ retirement age and years of service in the entire public service to 65.

President Bola Tinubu’s led administration is expected to determine the call made by NLC.

The call was made by NLC President, Joe Ajaero, during the 2023 Workers’ Day celebrations in Abuja.

BRIEF CITATION

Ag. IGP KAYODE EGBETOKUN, PhD

–      Born on 4th September 1964 and hails from Egbado South LGA of Ogun State

–      enlisted into the Nigeria Police force as a Cadet ASP (Course 16) on March 3, 1990.

He possesses the following:

    Bsc ( ED ) ( Hons ) Mathematics  – University of Lagos

    Msc Engineering Analysis – University of Lagos

    Certification in electronic data processing and computer programming, all from the University of Lagos

    Master’s in Business Administration from the Lagos State University

    PGD Petroleum Economics from Delta State University

    Ph.D. Peace and Security Studies from Al-hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State

COURSES / CONFERENCES ATTENDED INCLUDE:

    Close Protection Course in United Kingdom

    Squadron Commander , Combat Ops Course at PMF Training College (Desert Camp Gwoza and Forest Camp lla)

    Advanced Detective Course, Police Staff College, Jos

    Intermediate Command Course, Police Staff College Jos

    Strategic Leadership Course, Police Staff College Jos

    He attended the Global Conference on Chemical Security and Emerging Threats held in Lyon France in 2018

    He is a Member Society for Peace and Security Practice and a Scholar in Peace and Security Studies.

He has worked in various commands, formations, and departments of the police including:

    Chief Security Officer to Governor of Lagos State from 1999-2005

    Commander RRS Lagos State Command 2005-2007

    O/C Anti-Fraud, FCT Command Abuja

    CSP Admin, Lagos State Command

    Area Commander Osogbo – Osun State

    Area Commander Gusau – Zamfara State

    Commandant Police Training School ( PTS ) Ikeja Lagos State

    Deputy Commandant Police College Ikeja Lagos State

    Commissioner of Police Servicom Force Headquarters Abuja

    Commissioner of Police Explosive Ordinance Disposal ( EOD ) FHQ

    Commissioner of Police Kwara State Command

    Commissioner of Police Admin Medical Faloma Lagos State

    AIG Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja

    DIG Force Criminal Investigations Department, FHQ, Abuja

CURRENT POSTING – Ag. Inspector-General of Police

HOBBIES:

    He loves reading, plays Table Tennis, and recreational football

    He follows Chelsea in English Premier League and European Champions League

Marital status:  Happily married with Children

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