Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday reminded the acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, that he is assuming office at a turbulent time, hence the need for him to hit the ground running.
Osinbajo spoke shortly after he decorated Baba with his new rank at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said, “You are assuming office at a very turbulent time in the life of our people. There are multiple threats to law, order and public safety.
“The role of law enforcement agencies, particularly that of the police force as primary agency charged with maintaining law and order, has never been more important.
“The police force is our institution of first resort, the first line of defence against crime and anarchy and the first sign of the strength of the state.”
Osinbajo told the new IGP that the challenges before him would test his mettle, adding that the organisation he is leading is in itself facing several challenges.