The Nigeria Police high command has established a radio station, on frequency 99.1, aimed at bringing police closer to the people.
The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed, while addressing guests at the official commissioning of the new station on Wednesday, said that the project was a legacy conceived, nurtured and actualised by the high command.
The IGP said the authorities appreciated the need to foster partnership and good working relationship between the police and the people in various communities, adding that the radio station is a product within the vision of community policing initiative, which emphasises smooth information flow towards strengthening the bond between the citizens and the police.
“The Nigeria Police 99.1FM Radio has since commenced test transmission in line with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) code and operational regulations. 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,” he said.
“It will also air phone-in programmes 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.
Adamu assured that there would be interaction and people-oriented programmes, which would help strengthen police-citizen relationship and would serve as a trusted point for resolution of complaints by citizens.
“I assure Nigerians that the Nigeria Police Radio will pave way for continuous proactive policing in the country and will further strengthen the bond between the police and the people. I also want to reiterate our commitment to the fight against crimes, protection of life and property, preservation of law and order and upholding fundamental human rights as enshrined in the constitution,” Adamu said.