Nigeria Police Force, NPF, on Tuesday, December 12, promoted its Youth Ambassador and Mavin recording artiste, Korede Bello to the rank of the Superintendent of Police.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, announced Mr Bello’s promotion during the Police Accountability forum organized by the Korede Bello Initiative which held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
“With the power vested in me as the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police Force, I announce today that Mr Korede Bello has been promoted to the rank of the Superintendent of Police”, Moshood said.
Apparently excited by the announcement, Bello echoed: “God win” and started dancing while the crowd applauded.
The “Do Like That” crooner was unveiled as the Youth Ambassador of the Force in December 2015 by the then Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase.
“Korede Bello, you are the positive representation of Nigerian youths and on this occasion, the Nigeria Police celebrates you.
“We believe Korede Bello’s exemplary behaviour and tenacity of purpose, like that of the Nigeria Police, will be the needed influence to change the wrong or misconceived habits of some of our youths.
“It is, therefore, my firm conviction that in fighting crimes in our system, the youths are critical elements that must be incorporated.
“The process of bringing the youths into our fold as crime-fighting channels is very critical to the policing of this country’’, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Danazumi Doma, Director, Finance and Administration, who represented Arase had said in December 2015.
“I promise to do my best, we the youths of this country will not disappoint you’’, Mr Bello had said in his acceptance speech then.
Meanwhile, the Police Accountability forum organized by the Korede Bello Initiative, became imperative after concerned Nigerians launched #EndSARS campaign on micro-blogging site, Twitter.