In his determination to advance change over status quo, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has appointed acting ACP Olabisi Alofe Kolawole as the new Force Public Relations Officer.
The appointment makes Kolawole the first female police officer to be appointed as National Police spokesperson of the Police Force.
According to a statement by CSP Abayomi Shogunle, deputy Police PRO, the appointment is geared towards harnessing the enormous potentials among Nigerian female police officers.
Kolawole who holds a first degree in law, from Ogun State University and a Masters degree in Police Leadership and management from University of Leicester, United Kingdom replaces CP Emmanuel Ojukwu who is now the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command.
The new FPRO has served in various capacities both at national and international level. Prior her appointment as Force PRO, Kolawole was the Force Gender Adviser.
Similarly, the IGP has appointed acting ACP Idowu Owohunwa as Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to Inspector General of Police.
The new PSO who holds a Bachelors degree in International Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as well as Masters degree in Criminal Justice and Policing from University of Leeds United Kingdom has served the Nigeria Police in diverse capacities, such as Staff Officer to the 2006 Alh Dan Madami-Chaired Presidential Committee on Nigeria Police Reforms, Divisional Crime officer National Assembly Complex Police Division Abuja.
He was pioneer head of the Intelligence Analysis Unit of the Force Intelligence Bureau.
Owohunwa takes over from CP Austin Iwar who is now the Commissioner of Police, Gombe State Command, before his appointment as PSO, Owohunwa was the Personal Assistant (PA) to the current IGP.