President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Inspector General of Police, Mr Mike Mbama Okiro, on his 70th birthday, July 24, 2019.
The president joined in celebrating the landmark age with family members, friends and associates of the former Inspector General of Police, who served meritoriously in operational and command positions since 1977, leaving behind a legacy of goodwill, discipline and innovativeness.
He commended Okiro for always making himself available for national service when called upon, and documenting his experience in a book titled, “Policing Nigeria in a Democracy,’’ which has been most useful in history, referencing and strategy, especially on the need for enhanced community policing.
The president said he believes that Okiro’s contributions to national development would remain remarkable.
He said his regular trainings, focus on behavioural and attitudinal change, welfare of workers, community policing and service delivery left lasting impacts on the police.
The president wished him good health, strength and more wisdom to continue in service of the nation and prayed that the almighty God would grant Okiro longer life and more grace for stewardship.