A new Public Relations Officer has been appointed for the Nigerian Police. He is DCP Don Awunah.
Awunah was appointed by the Acting Inspector-General Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Monday. He replaces acting ACP, Olabisi Kolawole.
The outgoing spokesperson and first female FPRO, who disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja, said the appointment was in line with the Force’s tradition.
Kolawole thanked the media for the support given to her and urged them to extend same maximum cooperation to the new spokesman.
Responding, Awunah promised to increase the good relationship between the Police and the public in line with the policy thrust of the Force.
He also urged the media to give him all the necessary support to effectively discharge his duty.
“I want to invite you to support the Nigeria Police Force to discharge its constitutional mandate of providing security to the people.
“I assure you of our cooperation. You know the I-G is passionate about the media,’’ he said.
Until his appointment, Awunah was the DCP in charge of Homicide Section of Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) Abuja.
He holds B.A. Degree in Philosophy from the University of Lagos and M.A. in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Benue State University, Makurdi.
He is a Fellow of Institute of Security Studies (fsi), Fellow of Institute of Corporate Administration, and Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).