NPF appoints AIG Longe as first female force secretary

AIG Yetunde Longe

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has appointed an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Yetunde Longe as its first female Secretary.

A statement issued by the force’s Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumiyiwa Adejobi in Abuja, said she was appointed by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, in furtherance of the vision to ensure gender inclusivity and equality in all aspects of appointments and operations within the force.

AIG Longe brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role. Since she was appointed a Cadet ASP on March 3, 1990, she has demonstrated exceptional dedication and competence across various capacities within the NPF.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Forensic Toxicology, which has significantly contributed to her proficiency in crime management and investigation.

Her professional development is further enriched by her participation in advanced courses such as the Advanced Detective Course and Intermediate Command Course at Police Staff College Jos, and the Protection of Civilians course in Italy.

Throughout her illustrious career, AIG Longe has held several key positions including Administrative Officer, Crime Officer, Commandant in Lagos, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Corporate Investment at the NPF Cooperative; Area Commander in Lagos, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in both Bauchi and Lagos States, and DCP Admin at Zone 2, Lagos.

Before her new appointment, she was Commissioner of Police for the Port Authority Police, Eastern Command, Port Harcourt, and later Assistant Inspector General of Police in the Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The IGP reiterated that gender sensitivity in police appointments and operations remains a non-negotiable principle, as his administration is poised to promote gender equality, and empower female officers to attain leadership positions within the Force.

The IGP emphasised that the inclusion of women in strategic roles is crucial for the comprehensive development and effectiveness of the police force, assuring that the force will continue to foster an inclusive environment where merit and capability are the primary criteria for advancement, irrespective of gender.