The Governor of Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said the country will certainly surmount the difficult phase of security concerns it is going through at the moment, urging Nigerians to rally behind the President and the security agencies to combat the challenges.
AbdulRazaq spoke in Ilorin, the state capital, at the passing out ceremony of the newly recruited police special constabularies, community police, who would now be deployed to their various local governments to strengthen intelligence gathering and security in the state.
He commended the security agencies promising his constant support and that Kwara state is arguably the safest state in Nigeria today due to the effectiveness of the security agencies.
AbdulRazaq urged the citizens to be active informants to aid the activities of the police and other security agencies.
He added that on their graduating ceremony, they are fitting into the security architecture, linking the entire population with their communities and to remain the core professionals in the police force by ensuring that the right information or intelligence is passed through and how their presence should give confidence to the people in their communities and the state at large to make sure the environment is peaceful.
Addressing the Special Constabulary Police Graduants, the Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba said the trainees had been properly groomed in the basic knowledge of policing and respect for human rights of the citizens.
He singled out Kwara State and the Governor for commendation on sponsoring the highest number of police constabularies for the initiative nationwide.
According to Baba, who was represented by the Kwara State Police Commissioner Mohammed Bagega. The trainees who included 16 persons from each local government sponsored by the federal government and 50 persons from each local government sponsored by the state government which was considered the highest sponsored among the states of the federation.
He mentioned that 1,056 trainees have successfully undergone police training in the prestigious training school located in Ilorin, appreciating the Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his unending support to the Police and for making the training of first batch of special constabulary candidates in Kwara State a reality.
The Inspector General of Police also appreciated the community policing advisory committee for the wonderful jobs they have been performing in the state.
Baba advised the new constabulary policemen to remain disciplined, obey lawful directives, respect and protect human rights of all Nigerians and be good ambassadors of the Nigeria police in their respective communities.213