Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Frederick Taiwo Lakanu as the new Force Secretary and member of the Nigeria Police Force Management Team.
According to a statement signed by the Force spokesman, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jimoh Moshood the appointment was with immediate effect.
The new Force Secretary took over from AIG Abdul Bube, who retired from the Force on 31st December, 2018 after Thirty-Five years of meritorious service.
Lakanu, was born on 12th October, 1959, in Lagos Island, Lagos State and holds B.A. (Hons) Philosophy and LL.B. (Hons) from one of the foremost universities in Nigeria, the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, and Master in Law from the Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom.
“The new Force Secretary is a self-motivated, experienced and versatile law enforcement officer, offering hands-on proven expertise gathered from all geo-political zones of the Country in Community Policing, Strategic Planning, Coordination, Supervision and Implementation, towards achieving higher levels of community service, public safety and security in Nigeria,” Moshood stated.
He attended several courses within and outside the Country, including Crime Investigation Course at the Police Staff College, Jos, and Developmental Course at Kofi Annan Centre for Peace Keeping, Accra, Ghana. He is also a fellow of National Defence College, Abuja.
He served in various capacities in the Force as AIG Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Commissioner of Police in Imo and Ekiti States, Commissioner of Police Airport Command, Lagos, Principal Staff Officer to the IGP (Force Headquarters Annex, Lagos) among others.
Until his recent appointment, he was the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja comprising the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Niger and Kaduna States.