By Christopher Oji
The Inspector- General of Police, Mr Muhammed Adamu, has reiterated that group policing is the only solution to crime fighting in the nation.
Adamu, who throughout the commissioning of new workplace buildings, convention corridor, recreation corridor and others at Area ‘B’ police command headquarters, Apapa, Lagos, mentioned that group based mostly policing has gained priority as a method for efficient safety and crime prevention in communities throughout Nigerian states.
The IGP, who was represented by Assistant Inspector-General of Police zone 2 command, Ahmed Iliyasu, mentioned that the current commencement of 1,250 Civilian Special Constabulary (CSC) batch two from Lagos and different states is an extra affirmation that group policing has come to keep.
According to him, group issues are finest identified by the society whereas the function of the police is to serve effectively to resolve these issues and embrace the group members as vital stakeholders that count on high quality service.
“ The epoch making ceremony at present additional buttress the significance of partnership and two-way communication between the police and the public. It is clear proven fact that safety is all people’s enterprise and the want for a result-oriented collaboration of the sort we’re witnessing at present will additional strengthen our resolve to work collectively, take a really inclusive take a look at issues in our group and depend upon group police collaboration to proffer solution.
Iliyasu, nevertheless, admonished that every one officers have understanding of group wants and they need to lay emphasis on treating group members with respect, justly, pretty, and equitably whereas he additional said that involvement of key group members in policing requires reciprocity and basis of belief and mutual responsiveness.
“It is my prayer that the trust and bond between the police and the community that yielded this outstanding result in Apapa will be replicated in other parts of Lagos State and Nigeria,” he mentioned.
“I thanked Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya (MC Oluomo), state chairman of Nigerian Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and others for his or her helpful contributions in sort or money to obtain this laudable feat. The police in reciprocity judiciously make use of these amenities to advance the course of justice, human rights, honest play, transparency and combat crime and criminality to a standstill.
The Area Commander, ACP Akinbayo Olasoji, in his opening remarks, mentioned the renovation being witnessed by the command is because of this of his quest to always make a distinction at any time when he discover himself. Upon assumption of workplace, Olasoji laid basis that modified the face of Area ‘B’ Command headquarters, Apapa, by laudable tasks and breakthrough in the discount of crime inside Apapa axis and Lagos basically. In his speech, he famous that he always ensured that the atmosphere is liveable and conducive wherever he’s posted.
“I do not see anything wrong in improving the environment where I work. What you are seeing here were also done when I was DPO Ikeja and the Area Commander in Ikeja”
He additional thanked those that supported the imaginative and prescient each monetary and morally. Oba Abdul-Fatai Aromire, Oba of Iganmu in his goodwill message thanked the Area Commander on behalf of the Apapa folks, saying it is only God that may reward him and his household for what he had finished for the group.
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