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Nigeria Police Force To Launch Police Radio Station

The Nigeria Police Force as led by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has commissioned the pre-launch of a Nigerian Police Radio Station.

The radio station, 99.1FM was announced on Wednesday in an address by the Inspector General during an event for the commissioning of the station.

In his address, Mohammed stated that the implementation of the radio station was in hopes of bringing about a good working relationship between the police and citizens of the country.

“Your Excellences, ladies and gentlemen, on assumption of office as the 20th indigenous Inspector-General of Police, we introduced some strategies to combat crimes and stabilize security across the country.

“As part of the implementation processes, we appreciated the need to bolster partnership and good working relationship between the police and the people in our various communities.

“One of these strategies is the construction and set-up of this community-based radio station – the Nigeria Police 99.1FM Radio which is targeted at bringing the police closer to the people.” he said.

Expressing his gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mohammed stated that 99.1FM was one of the many gestures of the President’s commitment to enhancing security and safety of Nigerians.

Mohammed explained that the 99.1FM Radio has already began test transmission in accordance with operational regulations of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

He told newsmen, that the station would air phone-in-programs for citizens to be enlightened on ways to spot and report crimes.

“The radio station will serve as a veritable avenue for the Nigeria Police to engage, enlighten and inform the public on policing activities and other security-related matters.

“It will also air phone-in programs to involve the citizens in the security of their localities especially on ways to spot and report crimes and other necessary steps to take in the event of a crime or security emergency.” he said.

The Inspector General further stated that the Nigerian Police would continue to strengthen its bond with the Nigerian citizens and would continue to fight against crime in the country.

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