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From Jonas Ike, Abuja
The Inspector-General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu on Monday said that he ‘ll be laying the foundation stone for the construction of the Nigeria INTERPOL National Central Bureau Headquarters in Abuja which is a landmark initiative in the history of the Nigeria Police Force.
The IGP gave the assurance in Abuja while delivering an opening address at the ongoing INTERPOL week at the International Conference Centre in which its officials in Lyon, France, heads and representatives of security agencies, and our other guests and partners brainstormed at its International Conference
He said that the uniqueness of the INTERPOL Week is accentuated by the presence of the Honourable Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Mohammed Maigarai Dingyadi as the event shall go down in history as his first official public engagement following his appointment.
The Police boss said the INTERPOL week provides opportunity for all strategic security actors and stakeholders within and beyond the country to interact, discuss, build veritable professional network and evolve workable strategies within the context of the INTERPOL’s mandate towards tackling the security threats in a coordinated and sustainable manner.
He informed that the idea of INTERPOL was born in Monaco at the first International Criminal Police Congress which held between 14th -18th April 1914 in the course of which officials from 24 countries discussed cooperation in solving common crimes
The IGP added that the INTERPOL cerebrated here 100 years anniversary of its existence in 2014.