In preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has authorised a three-day retreat for senior police officers.
Confirming this, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the retreat is part of efforts to ensure stability in internal security and a safe environment conducive for the conduct of the elections.
He disclosed that the retreat will hold between 18 and 21 October in Imo State.
Adejobi also said that it is themed, ‘The Imperative of a Nigeria Police Strategic Plan For Peaceful Elections’.
According to him, the retreat is set up for only senior officers of the rank of Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIG), Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIG), Commissioners of Police (CP) and other Heads of Police Formations.
Adejobi said other participants would be carefully selected security and election management experts across the globe to engage in peer review and cross-fertilisation of ideas.
The police spokesman said the idea was to ensure effective management of security before, during, and after the elections.
According to him, the retreat will also provide ample opportunity for senior officers to interact with key officials from sister security agencies, the nation’s electoral body and international development partners.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari was expected to declare the retreat open and deliver the keynote address.
Adejobi said other guests expected at the event were State Governors, Service Chiefs, Heads of other Security Agencies and past IGs.