Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has, again, commended President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, for approving the establishment of the Police Mobile Force Training College in Nasarawa State.
Governor Sule made the commendation while hosting pioneer trainees of the PMF Training College at Andehu, who were on a courtesy call on him at the Government House, on Tuesday.
The governor described the setting up of the training school as ‘apt’, especially at a time when both the Federal Government and the president, as well as every well-meaning Nigerians, are committed to saving lives and properties of the people.
Governor Sule also urged the trainees to continue to support the efforts of governments both at the federal and state levels, in order the make the country safe for everyone.
The governor, who could not hide his excitement hosting the first set of trainees of the PMF Training College, used the opportunity of the visit to update them on the ongoing joint operations by troops under Operation Nutcracker, which led to the recent dislodging of bandits in parts of the state.
Governor Sule also noted that the great feat was coming as a result of the commitment of security agencies, including the police, towards security and ensuring safety of the people.
He urged security agencies in the country, to continue with the good work, stressing that by the grace of God, Nigeria will overcome all forms of criminals and criminalities.
Earlier, Commandant of the PMF Training College Andehu, DCP Ali Audu, disclosed that the trainees comprised of 78 squadron commanders drawn from PMF formations across the country, who will undergo a training tagged, ‘Combat Operation Course 2020’.
According to the Commandant, four days after the commissioning of the College, IGP Adamu directed that the training commences, with the first set being the squadron commanders from across the country.
DCP Audu further disclosed that the training was in line with IGP Adamu’s vision of training and retraining, geared towards professionalism in the police, which is being reflected in the conduct of policemen all over the country.
He pointed out that though it’s a tradition in the police for squadron commanders undergoing training to visit a governor of their choice, this set of trainees decided to visit the Lafia Government House, in recognition of the tremendous role and support of the governor towards ensuring security of lives and property.
“We have also examined your role in the emergence of the college and that is why we felt it’s necessary to start the visit with you,” the Commandant said.
The delegation from the PMF Training College was led on the courtesy visit by the Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bola Longe, and a representative of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in Charge of Mobile Police Force.