IGP commissions Police Station, barrack in Simawa, Ogun community, seeks security consciousness
• Ogun Governor promises construction of road, donates vehicles to police
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, has commissioned a police station, an eight-bedroom flat for police officers in Simawa, Obafemi Owode Local Council of Ogun State.
The building was donated by Adron Homes and Properties. Alkali, who was represented by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 2, Bode Adeyinka Adeleke, called on the public to be security conscious and should see the new station as their project and take care of it accordingly.
Other things donated include a patrol hilux van and two power bikes. Reiterating Nigeria police’s commitment to security, the IGP urged the public to see the police station as their project and they should not destroy it.
“Both the residents and everyone must be security conscious and be friends with the police,” he added.
In his goodwill message, National President, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Dr. Farouk Maiyama said the police station is unique among other police stations in the country, adding that the police officers to work in the station would enjoy the conducive environment, which portrays good image to the international community.
He asked all to take a cue from the gesture of the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Adron Home, Dr. Adetola EmmanuelKing to ensure the presence of security in their community. Everybody must be committed to the service of the nation and the security. Representative of governor Dapo Abiodun,
Adeola Sonsanwo, who is the Executive Secretary of the state’s Security Trust Fund, said that the governor has been trying to bring dividends of democracy to the state. He said the road in Simawa would be constructed soon as he said it has been part of the governor’s projects.
According to him, Ogun State Security Trust Fund has been an agency which has been supporting communities and other agencies in the creation of peace and harmony among communities.
Speaking on the donation, Dr. EmmanuelKing said: “In all our years of business dealings, Simawa community through the benevolence, goodwill and magnanimity of its traditional ruler, Oba Gbenga Sonuga, Fadesewa of Simawa Land, and the people have been very convivial, hospitable and co-operative with us.
“It is therefore of germane interest to our organisation to continue to give back to the community through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, the latest of which is the construction of this ultra-modern Police station equipped with the very best of facilities alongside the donation of one Hilux patrol vehicle and two power motorbikes.
“Sadly, as insecurity continues to escalate in the country, with the advent of miscreants, it is crucial that we take quick, decisive, proactive and intentional measures to protect our home front, our communities, and our towns.
“A collective effort is needed now more than ever, we cannot leave it to governments as security is every man’s business.”
On his part, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, said: “This project will turn around the fortune of the whole community.
I have toured the facility, including the police barracks and this is one of the best in Nigeria. What we have here has actually helped in building the capacity of the Nigeria Police, especially the Ogun State Command.
“We will take advantage of what is happening here to ensure that crime and criminality are reduced to the barest minimum.
“We are calling on you, the good people of Simawa, to see us as partners in progress to ensure that an enabling environment is created here for the welfare of the people.