Gov. Abiodun Calls for Total Reform of Police Service
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has called on the leadership of the Nigeria Police to intensify efforts towards ensuring total reform of police service in the country.
Governor Abiodun made this call while inaugurating community policing advisory committee at executive Chamber, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
He pointed out that total reform of the police service became imperative towards ensuring proactive and dynamic police force in the country.
The governor also explained that adoption of principle of core value of community policing by Nigeria Police had empowered and motivated personnel to work for the common goal in the society
While pointing out that the police authority had made positive efforts to improve relationship between the people and the police, Governor Abiodun said his administration would continue to support Nigeria police and other security agencies for effective service delivery.
He noted that accountability and transparency was the hallmark of the community policing and urged the members of the committee to take proactive steps towards preventing crime in the state.
Also, the Inspector General of Police Mr Mohammed Adamu, who was represented by AIG David Folawuyo explained that the community policing was constituted in all police formations towards ensuring that peace and orderliness prevail in the country.
Mr Adamu urged the committee to use community policing to promote peace, justice and prevent crime in the state and in the country in general.
In a remark, the Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, who is the Chairman, Community Policing Advisory Committee in the state called for the commitment of all stakeholders, noting that no society could develop without a secured environment.
Represented by Dagburewe of Idowa Oba Yinusa Adekoya, Chairman, Community Policing Advisory Committee gave the assurance that traditional rulers in the state would formulate policies and programmes to promote community policing.