The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba has confirmed the appointment of CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi as the 25th indigenous Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO).
Mr Anjuguri Manzah, the Administrative Officer in the Force Public Relations Department, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Adejobi was appointed in acting capacity on February 16 by the IGP Baba.
His appointment followed the nomination of his predecessor, Mr Frank Mba, a Commissioner of Police (CP) for Senior Executive Course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos.
According to Manzah, Adejobi studied Archeology and Geography (Combined Honours) at the University of Ibadan and holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the same university.
Manzah said the FPRO had served as Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Police Command in Ogun from 2008 to 2016.
“He has also served as PPRO, Zone 2 Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, in 2016 and PPRO, Poice command Lagos State from September 2020 to August 2021 before his posting as Deputy FPRO.
“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 said.
Manzah said the confirmed FPRO had also served as Operations Officer (OC) Anti Bank Robbery and Anti Pipeline Vandalisation, Sagamu Division from 2006 to 2008.
“He has served as Administrative Officer, Department of Operations, Police Headquarters, Ogun in 2008 and Operations Officer, Department of Operations, Lagos state command Ikeja in 2017.
“Adejobi has served as the Directing Staff, Police College, Ikeja and as Personal Assistant to The Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja,” he added.
According to him, Adejobi is a member of several professional bodies and associations, including Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and Point Man Leadership Institute, USA.
The new FPRO is also a member of the 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.