…Visits Gov. Seyi Makinde, Interacts with Officers
DSP. Adewale Osifeso Anipr
On Tuesday 28th September, 2021, the 21st indigenous Inspector-General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman, psc(+), NPM, fdc visited Oyo State Police Command on a Morale boosting working visit. His first point of call was the security chamber of the Governor’s office where he paid a courtesy call to the Executive Governor of the State, Engr. Oluwaseyi Makinde fnse.
The IGP appreciated the support and cooperation of the Governor towards the officers and men of the Command, and hinted about the Force’s readiness to recruit 20,000 junior cadre officers across the seven hundred and seventy-four (774) local government areas in the country where upon completion of training, the recruits would be returned to their respective areas of origin in a well thought out Community Policing Strategy.
The Governor in his remarks appreciated the Inspector-General of Police and extolled the virtues of the Officers and Men of the Command especially regarding the maintenance of the relative tranquility enjoyed by the good citizens of the State, moving forward, he appealed for the establishment of a Police Mobile Squadron in Oyo town to help consolidate the ongoing fortification exercise in the State, while clearly asserting the readiness to provide the needed logistic to expedite the process.
The Inspector-General of Police in company of; DIG David Oyebaji Folawiyo, psc(+), mni, in-charge of Information Communication and Technology (ICT), AIG Mukan Joseph Gobum, psc(+) (AIG ZONE XI) and the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba later visited the State Police Headquarters located at Eleyele, Ibadan on Wednesday 29/09/2021 where officers and men were treated to a memorable interactive session centered on; improved professionalism, welfare, adoption of intelligence driven policing methods, collaborations with sister agencies, absolute commitment to policing duties and Community Policing.