The Force Headquarters has refuted claims that postings of officers to various commands and formations are done based on religious, tribal and other considerations rather than merit and competence.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu made the denial yesterday in a statement, in which he said that such claims were both misinformation and disinformation.
The Nigeria Police image maker, who was reacting to a publication with title, “What Manner of Federal Police is This?” called on Nigerians to disregard the publication in its entirety, saying the Police Service Commission and the Inspector-General of Police were mindful of the need to meet the best interests of the Force and the nation in all postings.
“The Nigeria Police has read with dismay a misguided publication by Transgold signed by one Prince Ikechukwu Nwosu, titled ‘What manner of Federal Police is this?’.
“While we do not question the freedom of the writer to freely express himself, but such expression should be factual and verifiable. To posit that postings in the Nigeria Police are lopsided, sentimental, and religiously motivated is not only a misinformation but also a disinformation.
“It is a calculated attempt to undermine the integrity of the office of the Inspector-General of Police. For the avoidance of doubt, the Nigeria Police wishes to state that postings in the Force are devoid of religious, tribal, and ethnic sentiments, but rather are based on operational and administrative competence and requirements”, he said.