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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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Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers

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Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has approved the implementation of N30,000 as minimum wage for the workers in the state.

 

The secretary to the state government, Folashade Ayoade disclosed this on Tuesday after an extensive meeting with the organized labour in Lokoja

 

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She blamed the delay in the implementation on the inability for the committee to meet regularly due to the covid-19 pandemic which has been overcome.

 

The SSG equally commended the organised labour for their understanding and patience, which she said has resulted into the signing of the implementation of the new minimum wage.

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CBN to End Forex Sales to Commercial Banks in 2022

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Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja 

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has put Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) on notice that it will stop selling forex to them by the end of 2022. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele made this known in Abuja on Thursday at the end of the Bankers’ Committee Meeting where he also introduced the RT200 Programme.

 

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Emefiele said the time had come for the banks to go out there and source for forex by funding entrepreneurs with ideas. The CBN, Emefiele said, will support the banks by granting rebates and other support until the banks find their feet in sourcing their forex by themselves.

He also disclosed that the apex bank’s policies and measures have led to a significant improvement in diaspora inflow from an average of US$6 million per week in December 2020 to an average of over US$100 million per week by January 2022. He added that the CBN would be reviewing these intervention programmes going forward to ensure that they continue to achieve the desired results.

He said international bodies, including some embassies and donor agencies, have been complicit in illegal forex transactions that have hindered the flow of foreign exchange into the country.

 

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Customs CG Deploys 37 Comptrollers as Comptroller Attah Heads Kebbi Command

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Customs CG Deploys 37 Comptrollers as Comptroller Attah Heads Kebbi Command

Author: Gift Wada, Abuja

The Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.) has approved the deployment of 37 Comptrollers to various Units, Departments and Commands across the country.

This was disclosed in a release signed on Tuesday by the Customs Deputy National, DC Timi Bomodi for the Comptroller General of Customs.

Among those deployed are the present National PRO of Customs Comptroller Joseph Attah who will assume the office of Area Controller of Kebbi Command, Comptroller AAS Oloyede who shall be moving from ICT/MOD to Tin Can Island Port Command, while Comptroller SI Bomoi to FCT Command. Other postings are Comptroller BA Jaiyeoba to Oyo/Osun Command, Comptroller A Dappa-Williams to Eastern Marine Command, Compt. MA Umar Kano/Jigawa, Compt. KC Egwuh ICT/MOD, Compt. LM Mark Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi, Compt. T Tachio CTC Kano, Compt. AA Umar Western Marine, Compt. M Dansakwa North Eastern Marine, Compt. AC Ayalogu T & T and Compt. KD Ilesanmi will assume duty as Comptroller Board among others.

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Ali in postings released on 7th of February, charged the newly posted Comptrollers to justify the confidence reposed in them by NCS Management by bringing to bear their years of experience and training in trade facilitation and anti-smuggling activities on their new assignment.

 

Given the enormous expectations of government regarding revenue generation in the current year, the Comptroller General reiterated the need for all Area Controllers and Unit heads to take full charge of the affairs of their Commands by ensuring absolute compliance with extant fiscal policies while leveraging on the efficient management of data to optimize trade facilitation and revenue collection.

Furthermore, the CGC directed all officers to be extremely vigilant in protecting the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians by ensuring the full fortification of our borders against the incursion of smugglers and other cross border criminals.

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