Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari - GCFR, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on the appointment and decoration of a new Inspector General of Police (IGP), and equally congratulated the newly appointed IGP, Baba Alkali Usman. The ALGON National President, Hon. Alabi Kolade David, said the Association is confident that the new appointee will make the desired positive impacts in overcoming the several security challenges facing the country. The Association said it is of the opinion that given the background of the new Police helmsman, fresh ideas, and different approaches would be seen in the nearest future to save thousands of lives and property as well as restore law and order. "It is unfortunate that the Local Governments and Councils have always borne the brunt of insecurity, banditry, herder/farmers' clashes, Community unrest and armed robbery. “Such vices have become an incurable existential threats across the villages and Communities, which must be given all necessary attention". “As our Association is Police friendly, ALGON will continue to be available for any level of assistance at it's disposal as done in the past to identify with the Police Force. “It is regrettable however, that the Local Governments and Councils that are supposed to be at the forefront of crime prevention lack the constitutional powers to do so, hence it's sustained call for decentralization of Police Force so as to have a closer proximity with poveyors of crime and criminality. “To this end therefore, the new Inspector General of Police should demonstrate both hi-tech inovantion and well guarded intelligence gathering so as to live up to the confidence and expectations of all Nigerians. “It is obvious that from conviction so far espoused by many Nigerians about IGP Alkali, coupled with his experience and track record, ALGON has no doubt that he will help in overcoming all security obstacles in the Country. “Best wishes for the Acting IGP in the daunting task ahead”, Hon. Alabi concluded.