Friday, 22 August 2014

Nigeria Police Force Announces New Spokesperson, Frank Mba Redeployed To Lagos As Area Commander

Current Nigerian Police Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), ACP Frank Mba, was today redeployed to Lagos State Command as an Area Commander. Stepping into his shoes is DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, who will be occupying the position of Force PRO for the second time, having served from December 2008 to October 2010. The new Force PRO has promised the public accord and cooperation from the Force, stating "the Police are you helper and friend."

New Force PRO DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu
New Force PRO DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu
ACP Mba served from February 2012 until present.

Read the Nigerian Police Force's press statement on the announcement below.

Press Release: The Inspector-General of Police, AG Suleiman Abba, NPM, mni, has appointed DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu as the new Force Public Relations Officer. He will replace ACP Frank Mba, who has been redeployed to Lagos State Command as an Area Commander, Area J. ACP Mba was the Force Public Relations Officer from February 2012 to August 2014.

Until his new assignment, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu, who is a seasoned and thoroughbred officer, was the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigations Department at Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja. The new spokesman is stepping into a familiar terrain, having distinguished himself as the Force PRO from December 2008 to October 2010. He holds B.Sc degree in Psychology (First Class Hons.) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and M.Sc in Psychology from the University of Lagos. He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Chairman Association of Nigerian Authors, Abuja, and President of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association, Abuja.

In a brief handover ceremony at the Force Public Relations Department, ACP Mba thanked the IGP for the new assignment given to him and urged the media and the public to extend maximum cooperation to the new spokesman.

Responding, the new Force PRO promised to work to increase the tempo of good relationship between the Police and the public in line with the policy thrust of the Nigeria Police Force. He called on members of the public and the media to grant the same level of goodwill and cooperation necessary for his success in office. The new Force PRO harped on the slogan “The Police are your helper and friend.”



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