The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that for Officers like Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abba Kyari, the whole force cannot be described as corrupt.
Gbajabiamila who was speaking while the House was conferring on Kyari with Outstanding Service Award for his fight against criminality across the country ,said for Kyari,”we cannot use one brush to sweep the whole force”.
The House which took the resolution based on a motion of urgent public importance brought by Rep. Ahmad Usman Jaha, from Borno, said the resolve to recognise the young police officer was based on his extraordinary courage and patriotism in tackling high profile crimes.
Gbajabiamila, who presented the award to the Officer in charge of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Kyari ,said ,” having DCP Kyari in today’s plenary is in line with the 9th Assembly’s legislative agenda of encouraging outstanding Nigerians who excel in their chosen fields of endeavor.
He said: “When I read the profile of that young man and the exploits he has made as a young police officer, I was impressed, and I think it is only natural that we, in line with our legislative agenda and the practice of this Assembly invite DCP Abba Kyari to be at the session this Thursday to formally receive legislative commendation from the House of Nigerians.
” DCP Kyari, an officer that has proven himself. The man who has put over 20 years serving the country. Many of you may have heard of him. He has put his life down for us. We do this when we see an extraordinary performance from citizens. When we see an extraordinary performance by our citizens, we encourage them.
” When we honor Kyari, by extension, we are honoring his team, because a tree cannot make a forest. Despite the not too good image of the Force, there are other good ones and we cannot sweep the whole force with one brush. By honoring Kyari, we are encouraging him to do more and encouraging others to emulate people like Kyari”.
Kyari in his response dedicated the award to the officers and men of IRT and thanked the House for their magnanimity in recognising his outstanding service to the nation.