Nigeria Police Gets First Female Force Public Relations Officer
- As IGP Appoints New Principal Staff Officer
In his determination to advance change over stasis, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase, fdc, NPM has appointed Acting ACP Olabisi Alofe Kolawole as the new Force Public Relations Officer. Ag. ACP Kolawole becomes the first female police officer to be appointed as National Police spokesperson.
This appointment is geared towards harnessing the enormous potentials among Nigerian female Police officers. Ag. ACP Kolawole who holds a first degree in law, from Ogun State University and a Masters degree in Police Leadership and management from University of Leicester, United Kingdom replaces CP Emmanuel Ojukwu who is now the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command. The new FPRO has served in various capacities both at national and international level. She was the Force Gender Adviser before her recent posting.
Similarly, the IGP has appointed Ag. ACP Idowu Owohunwa as Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to Inspector General of Police. The new PSO who holds a Bachelors degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as well as Masters degree in Criminal Justice and Policing from University of Leeds United Kingdom has served the Nigeria Police in diverse capacities, such as Staff Officer to the 2006 Alh Dan Madami-Chaired Presidential Committee on Nigeria Police Reforms, Divisional Crime officer National Assembly Complex Police Division Abuja. He was pioneer head of the Intelligence Analysis Unit of the Force Intelligence Bureau. Ag. ACP Owohunwa takes over from CP Austin Iwar who is now the Commissioner of Police, Gombe State Command. Before his appointment as PSO Ag. ACP Owohunwa was the Personal Assistant (PA) to the current IGP.
CSP ABAYOMI SHOGUNLE
DEPUTY FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER