Nigerian police officer, Remi Adeoye, has been appointed as police coordinator for African Union Commission (AUC), the highest police position in the organogram of the Commission.
Adeoye has made the announcement on his Facebook page while thanking Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for his support and encouragement.
The post read: “God has done it Again. My beloved friends, I am happy to inform you that I have assumed office as Police Coordinator for African Union Commission with effect from 1st December, 2017.
“This is the highest police position in the organogram of the AU Commission. My responsibilities include providing strategic guidance for police components in all AU peace support operations and special operations and that include all AU missions.
“Getting here was not easy. I thank God for His grace, my family for its endurance and all of you for your support. I thank my detractors for keeping me on my toes.
“I am grateful to Nigeria Police Force for the confidence it reposed in me and the IGP for his support and encouragement at trying times. I am proud to represent my country on the global stage and I am humbled that the AU commission found me worthy for this position.
“I pledge to always give my best. Going beyond the call of duty has always been my work ethic. I thank my colleagues at the commission Headquarters and in AU member states for their cooperation at all times.
“I will redouble my effort in service of our continent. The work has just started.”