Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has charged officers and men of Ogun State Police Command to be professional while carrying out their constitutional duties.
Adamu who arrived at the Command Headquarters, Eleweran, in a Police Chopper, few minutes after 4pm, on Thursday was received by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Southwest, Leye Oyebade, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 2, Ahmed Iliyasu, Commissioner of Police(Ogun), Edward Awolowo Ajogun among other senior officers.
Addressing men and officers of the command, Adamu enjoined them to be “courageous, firm and professional” in discharging their duties.
Adamu tasked them not to be demoralize by the attacks suffered during the recent #EndSARS protest that rocked the country.
He assured men of the Ogun Police Command of adequate protection if they follow the right procedure in enforcing law and order.
He promised that the police authorities would defend any personnel that is diligent and adhered to the professional ethics of the force.
Adamu noted that no nation could survive without policing even as he informed them that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has taken various steps to reform the Nigerian Police.
According to him, “The government has approved an extension of health insurance scheme to retired police personnel. The police salary structure has been reviewed affecting all ranks.
“Your job is important. Without you coming out, there will be chaos”, he said.
“Plans have been concluded for the renovation of police barracks across the country.
“You will not be demoralised. You’re being given a task to protect and you must do your job with confidence and you will also be protected. Follow the right procedure and do the right thing. Nothing will happen”.
“The law allows you to protect citizens and yourself,” he said.
In his welcome address, the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun said the IGP’s visit would reawake the dampen morale of the police officers in the state.
Ajogun explained that, about seven divisional headquarters were vandalized in the state with the DCO of Atan -Ota division, DSP Ogbeche losing his life.
According to him, the police in the state have returned to their respective duty posts since it is their duty to protect lives and property.
He promised that the command would remain loyal and more professional in its desire to serve the people of the state.
He commended the IGP for approving the elevation of the junior ranks to their next levels.