IGP Alkali Baba Commissions Ultra Modern Police Station, Barrack In Ado-Awaye
•••says effective community policing can be achieve through cooperation
By Our Reporter
IGP Usman Baba has commissioned an ultra modern Police Station and well furnished Barrack in Ado-Awaye.
Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that the Inspector General Of Police, IGP. Ian Alkali Baba has confirmed that the only way to achieve an effective Community Policing is through a robust synergy and cooperation between the members of the public and the police.
IGP Usman made this known while commissioning an ultra modern Police Station that consist of male and female cells, change rooms, rest rooms and other offices, and a well furnished barrack consist of six flats of two bed rooms each located at Ado-Awaye town, in Iseyin Local Government Area of Oyo state.
IGP Alkali who was ably represented at the event by the Deputy Inspector General Of Police in charge of south west, DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo noted that maintained that police can only discharge their statutory roles only when there is a cooperation between them and members of the public.
He said, “Members of the public need to cooperate and synergize with the police in order to positively impact on the current community policing.”
“It takes an active participation of members of the public in providing adequate security for lives and property of where they reside. When the working environment is conducive and place of habitation is equally conducive, it will impact positively on service delivery of officers.
Baba also said that improved welfare packages for the ranks and files of officers would no doubt impact positively on their service delivery to the public, noting that the inauguration of the Police Station and Barrack was one of his welfare packages to see that police officers were able to work and reside in a conducive atmosphere.
He further said, “When there is improved service delivery in the discharge of our statutory duties and responsibilities, definitely members of the public will be our friends.
“What I am trying to do is to rewrite the narration of mutual trust between the police and the public and to truly see members of the public as friends of the police and police true friend of the public, I hope with this modern edifice, there will be better service delivery.”
“I promise not to relent on my oars at improving the welfare of officers and I urge the officers to reciprocate the gesture,” IGP Baba said.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, CP. Adebowale Williams stressed that the priority and concern of the IGP in the protection of lives and property of the public necessitated the construction of the Police Station and Barrack in Ado-Awaye.
He also noted that Ado-Awaye Town is a pre-historic Western settlement famous for its civilisation and resourcefulness which predates the early 18th century.
The CP however assured the IGP of the command’s improved commitments toward effective implementation of crimes fighting strategies, in accordance with standard best practices and improved service delivery to people of the state.
He said the command had recorded a lot of successes in recoveries of arms and ammunition, vehicles, arrest of high profile kidnap suspects, foiled bank robberies, among others.
“I would like to specially appreciate the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, for his kind considerations in prioritizing welfare incentives, not just to the Oyo State Police Command, but to the entirety of the Force”.
“I’m also grateful to the IGP for including Oyo State Police command among the beneficiaries of Health and Insurance Policies, upkeep for families of deceased officers, provisions of tactical equipment to include but not limited to Gears, Trucks and Armament and Training amongst others.”
Adebowale however appreciated other sister security agencies, religious leaders and traditional rulers and other stakeholders for their partnership and influence in ridding the state off undesirable criminal elements.
The event was graced by Alado of Ado-Awaye, Oba Ademola Olugbele; Alawaye of Awaye, Oba Amidu Okunola, among others.