Meet first female Force secretary Yetunde Longe

Force secretary Yetunde Longe

Inspector General of Police Kayode Egbetokun has appointed Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Yetunde Longe as the first female Force secretary.

Force PRO Olumuyiwa Adejobi made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

He said the appointment was in furtherance of the IGP’s vision to ensure gender inclusivity and equality in all aspects of appointments and operations within the force.

Longe was appointed a Cadet ASP on March 3, 1990.

She has participated in advanced courses such as the advanced detective course and intermediate command course at Police Staff College Jos, and the protection of civilians course in Italy.

Longe has held several key positions including administrative officer, crime officer, commandant in Lagos, assistant commissioner of police in charge of corporate investment at the NPF Cooperative; area commander in Lagos, deputy commissioner of police at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) in both Bauchi and Lagos, and DCP admin at Zone 2, Lagos.

Before her new appointment, she was commissioner of police for the Port Authority Police, Eastern Command, Port Harcourt, and later assistant IGP in the Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The IGP emphasised that the inclusion of women in strategic roles is crucial for the comprehensive development and effectiveness of the police force, assuring that the force will continue to foster an inclusive environment where merit and capability are the primary criteria for advancement, irrespective of gender.