Expectations For The Nigeria Police Awards And Commendations Ceremony

By Adewole Kehinde

“The best commendation of any work is to know that one has done the work that God has given him well and that God is pleased with his effort.”Martin Luther

Nine months ago, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun ordered the resuscitation of the Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations Ceremony.

The renewed commendation system represents a significant advancement from the past, as it now covers all officers involved in every major case, moving away from solely focusing on arresting officers or commanders.

The elite of Nigerian society and politics will gather at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja on Friday, April 5, 2024, to present awards to deserving members of the Nigeria Police Force.

The extraordinary contributions made by police officers to community involvement, crime prevention, and public safety are being honoured and celebrated at this historic event, which is being held in collaboration with Lenders Consult International. Inspector General of Police Kayode Egbetokun has made this commitment clear.

The purpose of the ceremony is to pay tribute to the courage, commitment, and professionalism shown by our officers while they were performing their duties. It embodies the ongoing transformational mission of the IGP to cultivate an excellence, integrity, and accountability culture inside the Force.

The IGP emphasised the need to recognise the men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force for their invaluable contributions. This led to the creation of a new recognition and reward system that aims to inspire and motivate our staff to achieve excellence.

As you might be aware, the Nigeria Police Awards and Commendations Ceremony will recognise individuals across various categories, including Crime Buster of the Year, Investigator of the Year, Cybercrime Buster of the Year, Community Policing Advocate of the Year, and Police Public Relations Officer of the Year, among others. Awards will also be presented for gallantry, integrity, and the best police command in the country. Additionally, a special tribute will be paid to an officer who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty with a posthumous award.

The selection process for the awards involved nominations from all levels of the police force, followed by a meticulous review by a collation committee comprising senior officers and representatives from Lenders Consult International. This transparent and equitable process ensures that every deserving officer is duly recognized for their exceptional contributions.

I believe that the Awards and Commendations Ceremony will be sustained as it will motivate individuals or teams to strive for excellence, build morale and boost personnel engagement, foster a culture of appreciation and recognition, encourage continuous improvement and innovation, enhance the NPF’s reputation and competitiveness, build loyalty and commitment among personnel, inspire others to emulate the behaviour or achievements that led to the award, provide a platform for showcasing and celebrating success, and create a sense of pride and accomplishment among recipients.

Overall, awards and commendations will serve as powerful tools for inspiring, motivating, and acknowledging exceptional contributions and performances within the Nigeria Police and its stakeholders.


Adewole Kehinde is the publisher of Swift Reporters and can be reached at 08166240846; email: kennyadewole@gmail.com