The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Dingyadi, has pledged the commitment of the ministry to work harmoniously with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu and his team.
Dingyadi said this on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting with the IGP and some members of the management team of the Nigerian Police Force.
He said the meeting was for the IGP and his team to brief the ministry on the activities of the force.
“We thought it necessary to have this briefing because of the need for us to work together and also, the fact that I am new in the ministry. We cannot work in isolation since we are working for the police.
“It is only when we are fully briefed on the way forward that we can join hands to map out strategies to move the police to the next level. I want to assure the IGP that we are going to work harmoniously and not the other way round,” he said.
He said the idea was to find out ways to collaborate with other security agencies to move the security of the country to the next level.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari deliberately recreated the Ministry of Police Affairs to ensure that security issues were given prompt and adequate attention.
“I think we should be proud of this development and ensure that we take advantage of it to work together and seek for the cooperation of other security agencies,” he added.
The IGP earlier said the meeting was to brief the minister on the activities of the Police and some of its challenges.
“We believe the briefing is going to be in a closed door session and at the end, we are sure that police will move to the next level for the benefit of all Nigerians
“The idea is to ensure that the security of lives and property in the country is guaranteed,” he said.
Edited by Isaac Aregbesola/Ismail Abdulaziz