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IGP Ibrahim idris Overhauls SARS, #EndSars Campaign Finally Get a Wayout

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IGP Ibrahim Idris Overhauls SARS, Appoints New Police Commissioner As Head

Sequel to the order given by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for the overhaul of the Special Anti – Robbery Squad, IGP Ibrahim Idris Overhauls SARS to address complaints and allegations of human rights violations against some of its personnel.

The Ag. President gave the order on Tuesday and the Police IG complied immediately.

A release signed by the Force Public Relations Officer , Force Headquarters , Abuja, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood , and made available via the verified Facebook wall of the NPF states:

1. The Inspector General of Police in compliance with the Presidential directives has ordered the immediate overhauling of the Special Anti – Robbery Squad ( SARS ) to address complaints and allegations on human rights violations against some of the personnel of Special Anti – Robbery Squad ( SARS ) from members of the public in some parts of the Country .

2 . In the new arrangement , a new Commissioner of Police has been appointed as the overall head of the Federal Special Anti – Robbery Squad nationwide.

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3. The Federal Special Anti – Robbery Squad previously under the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department ( FCIID ) is henceforth to operate under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja. The Commissioner of Police ( FSARS) is answerable to the Inspector General of Police through the Deputy Inspector General of Police , Department of Operations.

4 . In observance of full compliance with the Presidential directives , the Federal Anti – Robbery Squad will be intelligence driven and will be restricted to the prevention and detection of Armed Robbery, kidnapping and the apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences only.

5. New FSARS Commanders are being appointed for the Federal Anti – Robbery Squad ( FSARS) across the country that will now exist and operate in the State and Zonal Commands under the Commissioner of Police ( F- SARS ) at the Force Headquarters , Abuja. A Federal SARS Commander of a Rank of Chief Superintendent of Police ( CSP) but not below Superintendent of Police ( SP ) will be in charge of FSARS in State and Zonal Commands across the Country .

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6. All Commissioners of Police have been directed by the Inspector General of Police to comply with this directive with immediate effect and warn their personnel not to pose as SARS operatives. The IGP X – Squad and Monitoring Unit have been mandated to go round the Commands and Police Formations nationwide to ensure strict compliance with the Presidential directives and apprehend any erring police officer .

7. A new Standard Operational Guidelines and Procedures , and code of conduct for all FSARS personnel to ensure that the operations of the Federal Special Anti – Robbery Squad is in strict adherence to the rule of law and with due regards to international human rights law and constitutionally guaranteed rights of suspects will be enforced in totality by the Commissioner of Police , FSARS. Other measures to be implemented by the Force in observance of full compliance with the presidential directives are as follows:

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i. Human Rights Desk Officers for FSARS in every State to take complaints from the public and forward same to Force Headquarters, the officer will be answerable to the Commissioner of Police , FSARS at the Force Headquarters and not Commander FSARS in the States.

ii . Medical/ Psychological evaluation of all FSARS personnel will be carried out immediately.

iii . Redesigning of new uniform with identity name tag for all FSARS personnel throughout the Country will be done immediately .

iv . Henceforth, FSARS personnel will not perform Stop and Search duties except on distress call to respond to armed robbery and kidnapping offences only.

8. The Force will be transparent, cooperate , and work cordially with the National Human Right Commission on the special panel that will conduct an investigation of the alleged unlawful activities of FSARS to address grievances from the public against the personnel of FSARS in compliance with the presidential directives .

9. Furthermore , a new training program to be organized by the Force in collaboration with some Civil Society Organizations ( CSOs), Local and International NGOs , and other Human Rights Organizations on core Police Duties, Observant of Human Rights and Handling , Care and Custody of Suspects have been directed by the Inspector General of Police for all Federal SARS personnel nationwide with immediate effect.

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10 . A committee of Senior Police officers , Technical Consultants , Human Rights/ Civil Society organizations ( CSOs ) has been setup to review the activities of FSARS under the new arrangement .

They are to pay unscheduled visits to FSARS formations across the country with particular attention to States with high complaints index, to assess facilities and situations in these States and submit report to the Inspector General of Police on regular basis .

11 . However , aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any Special Anti – Robbery Squad ( SARS ) personnel anywhere in the country are to report through any of the following channels for investigation and redress .

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i. DIG, Department of Operations : 08037025670

ii. IGP X – SQUAD
0902 690 0729 , 08078662130 , 08174041000 – CALLS
0903 227 8905 – SMS
0903 562 1377 – whatsapp

Email: integrityxsquad @ gmail.com
iii . IGP Monitoring Unit :
igpmonotoringabj@ yahoo . com, 08036242591

iv . Commissioner of Police , FSARS: 08033476852

v. FORCE PUBLIC COMPLAINT BUREAU

07056792065 Calls/ SMS / whatsapp
08088450152 Calls/ SMS / whatsapp
Email: bailisfree@gmail.com ,
pressforabuja @gmail.com

Twitter: @PoliceNG

www.facebook .com / ngpolice

vi . PUBLIC COMPLAINT RAPID RESPONSE UNIT ( PCRRU )

08057000001 – Calls Only

08057000002 – Calls Only

08057000003 – SMS & whatsapp only

Twitter: @PoliceNG _PCRRU

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Buhari Arrives Imo for Commissioning of Projects

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Buhari Arrives Imo for Commissioning of Projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Imo State for the commissioning of major projects.

Buhari arrived at the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, the state’s capital on Thursday and was received by state officials and other luminaries.

Governor Hope Uzodinma had revealed that the president would be visiting Imo to commission some “major projects” his government has executed.

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“While in Abuja, I secured approval for the president to visit Imo on Thursday, Sept. 9, to commission some major projects put together by the Shared Prosperity Administration,” the governor said during an interview after he visited the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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F.G. asks L.A.S.G. to Provide Land For Mass Housing Programme

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F.G. asks L.A.S.G. to Provide Land For Mass Housing Programme

The Federal Government has appealed to Lagos State Government to provide land for the takeoff of the present administration’s mass housing scheme in the state.

The Federal Controller of Housing in Lagos State, Margaret Adejobi, made the appeal in Lagos on Sunday. She stated that the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing had explored various means to ensure immediate take off of the mass housing programme in Lagos State but was constrained by lack of land.

Adejobi said that Lagos State Government had in the past allocated a waterlogged land in Abijo near Epe, adding that the cost of sand filling the area would make the houses unaffordable.

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Adejobi said that the ministry was also exploring other options to get suitable land for immediate commencement of mass housing for residents.

She appealed to government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to donate some of their vast parcels of land for mass housing for Lagos residents.

According to her, several MDAs have vast land not being put to use for decades which could make a huge difference if used for mass housing for Lagos residents.

Adejobi, who assumed office in Lagos last month, further promised to collaborate with all stakeholders to make Lagos a better place.

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NNPC MD Charges Staff to Sustain Profitability Trend

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NNPC MD Charges Staff to Sustain Profitability Trend

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Malam Mele Kyari, has charged the staff of the petroleum corporation to work hard to sustain the profitability trend as Nigerians will no longer condone losses from the Corporation.

Kyari at a Town hall meeting which was held in Abuja, assured that the corporation would continue to imbibe the best practices.

He applauded the staff for breaking the profitability jinx, adding that things cannot be the same with the Corporation again, especially with the passage of the Petroleum Industry Act which mandated it to run under the Company and Allied Matters Act.

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He stressed that a back slide into losses for three consecutive years would mean liquidation for the Corporation while noting that the principles that propelled the Corporation from loss into profitability include cost control, transparency, ethical conduct among others.

He further urged staff to desist from every conduct that could prove inimical to the progress of the Corporation by either reporting such directly to him or deploying any of the whistle-blowing platforms that have been activated by the Corporation.

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