Police Affairs Ministry presents 15-seater bus to staff


By Olugbenga Salami

Ministry of Police Affairs, has presented a 15 seater Toyota Hiace bus to the staff members of the ministry in order to further boost their morale and dedication to duties.

The handing over of the bus was performed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo on behalf of the Minister, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam, and the Minister of State, Hajia Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim to the chairman of the Joint Union, Comrade Archibong Okon at the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja.

The Permanent Secretary, according to a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Press in the ministry, Bolaji Kazeem, while presenting the bus to the union, expressed the appreciation of the management of the ministry over the good work of the staff and their positive representation of the ministry in all activities including sports.

Receiving the bus on behalf of the union, the chairman, Joint Union, Comrade Archibong Okon thanked the management for the gesture and assured that the staff would continue to cooperate and dedicate themselves to work for effective service delivery to the citizens.

In a related development, the Minister of Police Affairs, Senator Ibrahim Gaidam has advised his Chief Security Officer, CSO ,Superintendent of Police, SP Abdul Gafar Bichi to stick to hard work, commitment, and honesty in carrying out his duty

Gaidam, who stated this during the decoration of Bichi with his new rank in Abuja, pointed out that the story of the CSO revolves around dedication to service and patriotism.

“He has been working with me for the past fifteen years till date and I find him to be a promising officer, hardworking and honest in his activities so far,” the minister who was represented by the Minister of State, Hajia Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, and the Chairman of Police Service Commission, Dr. Solomon Arase stressed.

Also, Arase appreciated the dedication and commitment of the decorated officer, adding that that is what police officers should be known for.

Bichi was enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force on June 25, 1994, as a Cadet Inspector and he’s currently the CSO to the Minister of Police Affairs and was promoted from Deputy Superintendent to Superintendent of Police (SP) on the 1st November, 2023.