CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi Becomes Substantive Force PRO

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The acting Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Mr Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has been appointed as the substantive Force PRO.

His appointment as the 25th indigenous image-maker of the police was confirmed by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali Baba, in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Admin Officer at the Force Public Relations Department, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Superintendent of Police (SP) Anjuguri Jesse Manzah.

Mr Adejobi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), was the deputy Force PRO until he was drafted to replace his boss, Mr Frank Mba, who was nominated by the IGP for a Senior Executive Course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.

Mr Adejobi studied Archaeology and Geography (Combined Honours) at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State for his first degree and obtained a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the same school.

He had a long stint as Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ogun State Police Command from 2008 to 2016 and then served as PPRO Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos in 2016 and then became the PPRO of Lagos State Police Command between September 2020 and August 2021.

Mr Adejobi has carved a niche for himself in Police Public Relations Management with the experience he has gained serving as PPRO in different Police Commands and Zone for more than a decade.

He has also served as Operations Officer, OC Anti Bank Robbery and Anti Pipeline Vandalization, Sagamu Division from 2006 to 2008; Admin Officer, Department of Operations, Police Headquarters, Ogun State in 2008; Operations Officer, Department of Operations, Lagos State Command Ikeja in 2017; Directing Staff, Police College Ikeja; and as Personal Assistant to the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

He is a member of several professional bodies and associations, which include: the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR); International Public Relations Association (IPRA); Point Man Leadership Institute, USA; International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), USA; Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP); Boys Brigade Nigeria; and the Institute of Corporate Administration, Nigeria.

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