A’ Ibom State Government Pledges support for Police Command
By Osondu Ahirika
The state government has pledged to give all necessary support to the Akwa lbom state Police Command to enable the Force discharge her duty of maintaining law and order in the State, as well as protecting lives and property.
Making the pledge during a joint inspection of the Caretaker Division Police Station with the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeyemi Samuel Ogunjemilusi, The Commissioner for Works, Mr Ephraim lnyangeyen said Governor Udom Emmanuel is impressed by the passion and commitment demonstrated by CP Ogunjemilusi and his men since his resumed as the State Police boss
Mr Inyangeyen who was at the State Police Headquarters to parley with the Police Commissioner and inspect a flood site at C Division, lkot Akpan Abia also proceded to inspect the uncompleted Police chapel at Squadron 57, Mobile base,Ukana, Essien Udim.
CP Ogunjemilusi while briefing the Works Commissioner expressed concern that the the C Division Police Station is threatened by flood, stressing that, the ongoing construction of roads around the area now exposes the station to a deluge and possible collapse.
He appealed to the State Government to come to the aid of the command and take measures to protect the premises from flooding.
At the Squadron 57 Mobile Police base in Ukana, CP ogunjemilusi, informed the Works Commissioner that, the Chapel which was a project undertaken by the officers has dragged on for five years and also pleaded with the State government to assist them complete the place of worship.
Responding, Commissioner Inyangeyen said government was impressed with the show of commitment of the new CP towards the welfare of its Officers and assured that, the governor will intervene and measures will be taken as soon as possible to control the flood situation at the division.
According to the Works Commissioner, it is the responsibility government to give its support to the Police Force to enable them carry out their duties, noting that, the division will have a concrete fenceing and the flood water properly channelled to make the premises a conducive working environment.
On the chapel, Commissioner Inyangeyen promised to assist the Police force complete the project, noting that, it was a remarkable project for the spiritual nourishment of men and officers of the command, even as he observed that the Police men who are God fearing will translate to better policing in the state and the nation at large.
He described the relationship of the police and government as cordial.