No week passes by without the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer giving you a sneak peek into her life as a woman of the force; photos which she accompanies with heartwarming captions/quotes like:
“Make your job your passion and then you will never work”. Yes, I believe! My job is my passion and then everything seems easy on a tough terrain.
My job, my life. I don’t want to be anything else but a POLICE OFFICER.”
We got to know about Ms Badmus’ Instagram page after a mutual friend shared one of her photos. Like the famous police officer, Aliyu Giwa, she shares inspiring notes frequently, creating a new narrative for the Nigeria Police Force.
Over time, Ms Badmus, who commands over 7,000 followers on the platform, has documented her life as a police officer in picture stories that tell the story of dedication, love and passion for one’s job. All of these accumulating to form the new image of the Lagos State Police Command.
Beyond sharing happy selfies, the PPRO updates the public on crime stories, statements and update on trending cases, even before newsmen get to them. With her platform, she has enabled young bloggers to get first hand and verified information on cases, drastically reducing the rate of false news circulating on the Nigerian internet space. Also, unofficially, Ms Badmus uses her platform to get feedback from Nigerians.
And so, to celebrate this woman who uses her selfie game to change the Nigerian police narrative, check out all the times she made us fall in love with the Nigeria Police Force:
When she reminded us of her mission
When she declared the police force a noble profession
When she was feeling herself!
And when she reminded us that no matter what, the police is our friend…
She mos def is our friend!