By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna
The command authorities at the Nigerian Police Force, (NPF) have approved the siting of a Police Boys Secondary School in Bida, Niger State.
The Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Ibrahim Idris Kpotun said the approval was given following the desire to add value to the quality of education in the area and expand frontiers of secondary school education in the country.
The Police Boss said Bida was considered suitable for the Police Boys Secondary School as part of measures to further assist in the welfare and training of children and dependants of it’s personnel. He added that the school would enhance the spread the presence of the Police and it’s educational institutions in the state.
A high powered delegation from the Police high command led by the Director of Quality Assurance Department at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Mohammed Baba Hassan who led the delegation to the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, to convey the letter of the approval for situating the school in Bida, told the traditional ruler that the secondary school would enhance value of education in the area, the state and country at large.
The traditional ruler, while receiving the delegation, expressed gratitude to the Police high command for choosing his domain to site the school.
The Etsu Nupe noted that no nation could develop without a special attention to the development of education. He said the education sector was the critical sector for the improvement of the capacity of citizens.
Etsu Yahaya Abubakar commended the decision of the authorities of the Police command and expressed excitement over the decision saying the provision of such opportunity would expand the frontiers of knowledge for his subjects.
He commended the Inspector General of Police for being a worthy son of the emirate and a patriotic citizen who has been a great source of pride and a good ambassador of the state.
The IGP is from Kutigi, one of the council areas within the Bida emirate.
Earlier, the NPF’s Director of Quality Assurance, Mohammed Baba Hassan had told the royal father that the Nigerian Police Force would continue to invest in national development by adding value to the generality of the citizens of the country.
He said one of the ways the Police Force was committed to ensuring the welfare of it’s officers and men was to build schools for the dependants of it’s personnel and other citizens of Nigeria as part of the Police’s contributions to the society.
When the new boys’ secondary school comes on stream, next academic session, (September) the state would have two Police Secondary schools in the state. Minna, the state capital has a secondary school, a co educational outfit.
The Police Boys Secondary s6chool is to be located at Sabon Gida Primary school as it’s temporary site. The school is to commence academic activities next month with one thousand students of junior secondary school, (JS1) and Senior Secondary School, (SS1) students.
Niger state is also host to two Mobile Police Squadrons in Minna and Kontagora. The state is also host to the Police Training School, (PTS) located in the state capital.