The Nigerian Police has lectured its recruited constables on the need to adhere to its social media policy, which prohibits sharing unapproved activities with the public.
Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who lectured to over 700 recruits at Ikeja Police College on Monday, reiterated the need to embrace public relations to enhance police strategies.
This was contained in a statement signed by Adejobi on Tuesday and made available to The punch.
It read in part: “The Force PRO, which has lectured over 700 recruits at Ikeja Police College, upheld the directive of Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+) , NPM, fdc, CFR, that the public relations and social media policy conference be replicated in all colleges and training schools across the country with a view to rejuvenating new officers and drawing their attention to doctrines, the ethics and values of the police services which are essential to their effectiveness and the delivery of their services and the improvement of security in Nigeria.
“The PRO Force, however, has warned recruits to be of good character as worthy ambassadors of the Nigerian Police, even as they prepare to pass out from the traditional police training college, and to acquire the necessary capacity for a commendable and commendable electoral security management of the 2023 general elections.
“Furthermore, the PRO Force reminded the recruits of the need to adhere strictly to the provisions of the Nigeria Police Social Media Policy, which guides police personnel on the use and regulation of social media platforms, as the violation of the policy may cause them to face the wrath of the law.
“The Force’s social media policy prohibits the reckless and inappropriate use of social media platforms to promote indiscipline, unethical acts and unsanctioned activities by police personnel, whether in an official capacity or personal.”