Nigeria Police Force Appoints Longe As First Female Secretary

Nigeria Police Force Appoints Longe As First Female Secretary
Nigeria Police Force Appoints Longe As First Female Secretary

Breaking new ground within the hierarchy of the Nigeria Police Force, Police Chief Kayode Egbetokun has appointed Assistant Inspector General Yetunde Longe as the inaugural female Force Secretary. This historic appointment underscores the Force’s commitment to fostering gender inclusivity and equality across all dimensions of its operations and appointments.

Force Public Relations Officer Olumuiya Adejobi, in a statement, highlighted Longe’s significant contributions and dedication, which have set her apart within the service.

With an academic background in Forensic Toxicology, Longe’s career is marked by her engagement in high-level training programs, including the Advanced Detective Course and Intermediate Command Course at Police Staff College Jos, as well as the Protection of Civilians course in Italy.

Longe’s career trajectory through the Nigeria Police Force has seen her occupy pivotal roles. Her previous positions include serving as the Deputy Commissioner of Police at the State Criminal Investigation Department in both Lagos and Bauchi.

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Before her landmark appointment as Force Secretary, she was Commissioner of Police for the Port Authority Police, Eastern Command, in Port Harcourt, followed by her role as Assistant Inspector General of Police in Charge of Training and Development at Force Headquarters, Abuja.

This appointment not only marks a milestone for gender representation within the Nigeria Police Force but also aligns with Police Chief Egbetokun’s vision of a Force where gender sensitivity and the empowerment of female officers to leadership positions are paramount.

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