Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has commended the Nigeria Police Force for its efforts at securing lives and properties in the state.

Abiodun gave the commendation on Tuesday when he received the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of the South West region, Mr. Abiodun Alabi, who was in his office on a courtesy call.

He said police personnel in the state have been up and doing in the discharge of their constitutional roles in collaboration with other sister agencies.

Prince Abiodun: “We have enjoyed the cooperation of the police. Their collaboration with other security agencies like the Army, the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) and of course our Amotekun has led to the peaceful atmosphere that we enjoy and this has also encouraged investors to come and do business in our state.”

L-R: Deputy Police Commissioner (Ogun State), Bolanle Muritala; Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Criminal Investigation Department in charge of the South West geo-political zone, Abiodun Alabi; Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun; Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 2, Olatoye Durosinmi and the representative of the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, DCP Bode Ojajumi, during a courtesy visit by DIG Alabi to the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Tuesday.

The Governor also lauded the collaborative efforts of the Ogun, Oyo and Lagos state commands in tackling criminal activities, particularly on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, stating that this has brought down the rate of criminality in that corridor.

He applauded DIG Alabi for touring the region to see how his men were faring and how they relate with the people. He commended the Inspector General of Police for his support and the Commissioner of Police for doing a wonderful job in the State.

Speaking earlier, DIG Alabi said there was the need for interface with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective community policing in the country, adding that his visit was in line with the directive of the IGP for the six DIGs to tour their regions to assess security situation and come up with strategies to deal with such.

He thanked Governor Abiodun for always supporting the force, even as he pledged the readiness of his men to up their game and provide the State with the needed security.

While fielding questions from newsmen after meeting the governor, DIG Alabi said that though there are pockets of kidnapping and cultism and other related crimes, the Southwest was relatively peaceful when compared to other regions.

“There is no society that is crime free, as you all know. Crime is a galloping phenomenon. Today, it can be brought down to almost zero level. Tomorrow, there is that tendency for it to be up again. It is now left for us to go back to the drawing board and re-strategize and emplaced strategic policing plan to deal with it decisively,” he said.

He added that his team has taken notice of the areas crimes are prevalent, assuring that his men would work towards providing security in all parts of the southwest region.

DIG Alabi maintained that Ogun State, despite being the industrial capital of the country, remained one of the most peaceful, assuring the people that more security measures would be put in place to sustain the peaceful atmosphere.

By News Connect Online

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