The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has reiterated his commitment and concern toward improving the welfare of police officers for effective service delivery.

Baba made the assertions while inaugurating the Ultra Modern Police Station and Barrack in Ado-Awaye, Iseyin Local Government area of Oyo State on Friday evening.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the police station consists of male and female cells, change rooms, rest rooms and other offices, while the barrack consist of six flats of two bedrooms each.

The IGP, represented by DIG Johnson Kokumo, in charge of South-West, said that improved welfare packages for the ranks and files of officers would no doubt impact positively on their service delivery to the public.

Baba said that inauguration of the Police Station and Barrack was one of his welfare packages to see that police officers were able to work and reside in a conducive atmosphere.

“When the working environment is conducive and place of habitation is equally conducive, it will impact positively on service delivery of officers.

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“When there is improved service delivery in the discharge of our statutory duties and responsibilities, definitely members of the public will be our friends.

“What I am trying to do is to rewrite the narration of mutual trust between the police and the public and to truly see members of the public as friends of the police and police true friend of the public,” he said.

The IGP, however, called on the public to cooperate and synergise with the police in order to positively impact on the current community policing.

According to him, it is an active participation of members of the public in providing adequate security for lives and property of where they reside.

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