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Akwa Ibom Community Visit Oyo CP…. Seeks Police Cooperation, Support


By Richard Thomas

The Obong Iberedem, Akwa Ibom in Oyo State,  His Royal Majesty, Edidem Etim Bassey Akanyak, (ARSM) has lauded  the strides of the state commissoner of Police, CP Shina Olukolu in the reduction and curbing of  crimes   since his assumption of office in the state.

The Monarch gave the commendation during the courtesy visit  of the Council of Elders, Board of Trustees, Executive Council   of the Akwa Ibom  State Community (AKISCOM),  to the police commissioner  at the  command Headquarters, Ibadan.

According to him, the role of police   in the provision of security for lives and property cannot be over emphasized, noting that the police boss has achieved remarkable strides in the state.

The Obong Iberedem who recalled his experience during his time as a police officer said the profession is no doubt a  tasking and challenging one adding that there is no dull moment in the job.

“There is  no doubt whatsoever that   police duties  are very challenging and exciting. There is hardly a dull moment in the life of a police officer especially in the course of his duty because they are subjected to many conflicting   pressures from the political, religious, social, ethnic and other spheres of human endeavour.

The Royal father while  appreciating  the warm reception given  to the visiting team of  Akwa Ibom commumity by the police boss,   urged  him to extend all security entitlements given to traditional rulers to him.

The Obong  used the occasion to offer royal  blessing to  CP Olukolu and the entire command,  wishing him more success in office.

“I am so delighted  and pleased by the warm reception  given to us by the commissioner of police ,  CP Olukolu, I pray God Almighty will continue to bless you and take you greater height.

“I want to sincerely appreciate your gestures and warm reception for   us today in your exalted office, it is indeed an honour and opportunity for us to  meet with you and   present  our community and the throne to you.  May God Almighty continue to protect you and the command.

In a address delivered  by the General Secretary of Council of Elders,  Dr Mattew  Akpan on   behalf of  the visiting team of Akwa Ibom community said the visit was aimed at introducing and presenting  His Royal Majesty, Edidem Etim  Bassey Akanyak  to the commissioner of Police for official recognition in order to promote robust  relationship  between the command and the Akwa Ibom Traditional Council in the state.

The council then requested the command to extend  legitimate security arrangements  and entitlement  given to traditional rulers  and there palace in Oyo state to the king.

They also requested the kind permission of the Command to hoist the Nigerian flag in the palace, provision of permanent police personnel or guards, police escort on rational basis and regular police surveilance of the palace to the royal father   owing to security challenges experienced in the country, just as they pledged the cooperation of the community with the command.

In his speech at the meeting, CP Oluloku described the visit as very  wonderful,  adding that it is a   home coming for the Obong who after serving in the police profession returned to visit the command as a king. He also described it as  a spirit of comradeship.

“It is not easy to leave the police job and still be strong like you are,  it is in the spirit of comradeship. Let me welcome all of you to this command, and I want to assure you that the CP operates open door policy such that promotes Peace and development.

“There are challenges but in spite of all these we have continued to do our best.”

The CP while  urging the community  to continue in peace assured of the command’s support adding that the police is ready to collaborate with them.

He also said the command  is ready to grant the request of the community  within their reach.



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