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The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, delivered a compelling speech at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, outlining the significant strides to be made by the Nigeria Police Force in environmental sustainability through the Nigeria Police Green Initiatives (NPGI).

The motivating motto, “Saving People with Environment,” underscores the Police Force’s commitment to addressing environmental challenges and fostering sustainable practices.

The core mission of NPGI aligns with global efforts to combat climate change and contribute to a more environmentally friendly society. The IGP emphasized the crucial role law enforcement plays in ensuring a safer and more sustainable future and called for collective support to address climate challenges.

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Recognizing the global shift towards sustainable energy, the IGP highlighted the Police Force’s active involvement in facilitating energy transition initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint. As part of a key developmental strategy, the IGP announced initiatives such as tree planting in all Police commands and formations, using gas to drive Police patrol vans, a continuous campaign for renewable energy initiatives in Nigeria, and a strategic approach to light up communities and police stations aims to create well-lit and secure environments, contributing to a reduction in crime rates and fostering community development.


Notable attendees at the event included the Executive Governor of Niger State, Mohammed Umar Bago; the Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, and the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Khalil Suleiman Halilu.

The Inspector General of Police seized the opportunity to call for continued support and collaboration from stakeholders, governments, and communities to collectively address environmental challenges and advance sustainable initiatives in Nigeria.

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