The National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) has congratulated Nigerian Police boss, Kayode Egbetokun, on his confirmation by the Nigerian Police Council as the substantive Inspector General of Police.
The confirmation is coming on the heels of the super cop’s impressive performances over the past few months where he held sway in acting capacity.
In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of NAOSNP, Mr. Eric Elezuo on Tuesday in Lagos, quoted the President of the Association, Mr. Samson Oki as saying that “NAOSNP recognises your efforts, and concludes that no other deserves the commendation other than you at the period of our national history, and pray that God continues to strengthen you in your future endeavours towards obtaining the peace and security the country so much desire.
It would be recalled that Egbetokun, who was born on 4th September 1964 in the Egbado South Local Government Area of Ogun State, was appointed Acting IGP by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on June 19, 2023.
He replaced former IGP Baba Usman Alkali.
Egbetokun enlisted into the Nigeria Police Force as a Cadet ASP (Course 16) on March 3, 1990. He would clock 35 years in service by September 2024, according to police rules.
A Mathematician of repute, Egbetokun has served in various positions in the force, obtaining both professional and international exposure.
In 1999, he assumed the role of Chief Security Officer to the then Governor of Lagos State, Senator Bola Tinubu.
Egbetokun also served as the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad in Lagos, Squadron Commander of Mopol 5 in Benin City, Officer-in-Charge of the Anti-Fraud Unit in the FCT Command in Abuja, Chief Superintendent of Police in the Administration at the Lagos State Command Headquarters in Ikeja, Area Commander in Osogbo, Osun State Command, and Area Commander in Gusau, Zamfara State Command at various times.
On September 29, 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police and appointed CP Kwara State.
In September 2022, he became an Assistant Inspector General of Police and was deployed to Zone 7 (Abuja).