IGP Kick-Starts Police Anti-Crime Media Campaign
- Calls For Increased Public Participation In Combating Crime
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc, with the active support of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has today unveiled a vigorous anti-crime campaign jingle targeted at creating awareness on the dangers of crime, discouraging young Nigerians from engaging in crime and eliciting public support and participation in tackling crime. The jingles which are in consonance with the IGP’s untiring efforts at addressing the security challenges of terrorism, insurgency, kidnapping, cultism, rape as well as human and drug trafficking offences, will help in rebranding the nation and generally help to educate citizens on how to avoid victimization by criminals.
The jingles which come in both standard English and Pidgin English version is targeted at Nigerians from all walks of life, particularly those in the rural areas who may not have quick access to other means of communication. The jingles are expected to run simultaneously in several radio stations across the nation.
While commending UBA for collaborating with the Police in bringing to fruition the media sensitization campaign, the IGP calls on other private and corporate bodies to, as a matter of corporate social responsibility, partner with the Police in their stride to provide a safe and secure environment for economic development and other life pursuits.
The unveiling ceremony which took place at the Force Headquarters, Abuja had in attendance officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force, top-shots of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, members of the public and the press.
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,