The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has sought and gotten the approval of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) for it’s officers to embark on holy pilgrimages.
The IGP also institutionalised support for the exercise.
This is contained in a statement issued by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi,
Force Public Relations Officer, on Saturday in Abuja.
“He has equally institutionalised the system to ensure that subsequent administrations tow the same path,as to ensure that it became a routine activity,” the statement said.
Adejobi said the I-GP announced this when he met with the 10 Christian Police Officers who have been nominated for the 2023 pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Israel.
The pilgrimage which is the first of its kind has been initiated and financed by the IGP in collaboration with some well-meaning Nigerians to encourage Police Officers to be steadfast and uphold the lofty tenets of their faith.
The Inspector-General of Police urged the officers to be good ambassadors of the Nigeria Police Force and the country during the period of the pilgrimage.
He equally tasked them to spend the period in sober reflection which would ultimately impact on their policing duty.