The Nigeria Police Institute has Inaugurated Course 3 of its Strategic Leadership Programme. The Inauguration took place at the Institute’s premises in Jabi, Abuja. The Institute received its first International participants at the occasion. The participants are from Sierra Leone. At the dinner to welcome the Sierra Leonians, Professor Ogunsakin said that the participation by an international police organization has further lent credence to the Institute unique research-led adaptive curriculum.
Professor Ogunsakin while assuring the International course participants of the Institute’s preparedness to provide a conducive learning environment urged them to pay keen attention to the course programmes in order to become good ambassadors of the institute in their country.
The leader of the Sierra Leonean delegation, an Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Gabriel Tommy said he was optimistic that the course will further smooth the relationship between Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
The Director-General, National Institute of Police Studies, Professor Olu Ogunsakin stressed the need for human-centred Strategic Leadership as a way of developing leaders that will lead others to achieve a set aim and objectives.
Professor Ogunsakin made this call at the inauguration of Strategic Leadership and Command Course Three, for Senior Police Officers in Abuja. In his welcome address, Professor Olu Ogunsakin said the main focus of the institute was to develop leaders that will in turn encourage their followers to appreciate the challenges of leadership. The Professor explained that the 8 weeks’ course will expose participants to innovative leadership that will assist them in the course of carrying out their primary assignments. Adding that the Strategic Leadership and Command Course of the Institute was designed to reflect diverse human nature and the society at large.
Professor Ogunsakin urged participants to take advantage of the course research-led adaptive curriculum to develop a leadership attitude base on kindness and humility.
The high point of the event was the cutting of the reception cake and goodwill messages.