Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has applauded Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over his proactiveness on security of lives and properties in the state.
The number one Police boss, expressed this in Ilorin, kwara state capital on Tuesday 4th of May, 2021 during the passing out parade for the newly recruited special constabularies (Community Police officers) at the police training school in Ilorin.
Alkali Baba who was represented by the Kwara State Police Commissioner, CP Mohammed Bagega 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 for sponsoring the highest number of police constabularies for the initiative nationwide.
“The trainees here 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 I considered the highest sponsored among the states of the federation, all together,” according to Baba, who was represented by the Kwara State Police Commissioner Mohammed Bagega.
“We have 1,056 trainees who have successfully undergone police training in the prestigious training school located in Ilorin. I want to thank 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. I want to also appreciate 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.
In his remarks, Governor AbdulRazaq said “We must commend and continue to support the security agencies. Kwara is arguably the safest state in Nigeria today because of the work they are doing. We want to keep it that way. So, we must all support security agencies. We are passing through a difficult phase now but this will definitely come to past,” he said at the ceremony.
“For us, security begins with all of us in our homes and in our work places. We must all report suspicious movements. We must make sure we give the right information to the security agencies so that it can be actionable. That is the only way they can totally secure our communities.”
AbdulRazaq urged the citizens to be active informants to aid the activities of the police and other security agencies.