ABEOKUTA- The new Ogun State Commissioner of Police (CP), Bashir Makama, paid a courtesy visit to the Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, today Wednesday 8th May, 2019 to seek the blessing of the great Egba Monarch.
Makama, who was appointed on Monday April 1st, 2019 as the new Ogun State Commissioner of Police, He was a graduate of Political Science from the Bayero University in Kano, after which he joined the Nigeria Police in 1986 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) of Ogun state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, noted that, the new CP has been travelling around the country for work-related purposes and the comparism of all his work and achievement has made him an outstanding CP.
The CP disclosed that all the plans which they have for the state cannot be achieved without the corporation of the community members; “we cannot do it all alone, but we need the people’s corporation and support” he said.
He added that different approaches will be used to tackle and solve security challenges facing Ogun State Communities
Mr. Bashir Makaba, announced today that Ogun State Command would soon install Complaint Boxes in conspicuous locations and all identifiable communities in Ogun State.
He also made it known that the complain boxes won’t be inside the Police station, but outside the stations cut across the state.
According to Mr Bashir Makama, the Command had also completed plan to erect large billboards to display police emergency numbers to help strangers and residents in distress, to access police assistance promptly.
The new Commissioner of Police made this known to the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, OBA Adedotun Gbadebo, while on a courtesy visit to the Monarch.
He further stated that, “our job is based on feedback, so feedback determines what to do and we do not intend to do anything new, but to build on the success we met on ground”.
He explained that the steps were to ensure that the people had better and quicker service from the force in a most efficient manner.
Mr. Makama, who resumed duty in Ogun State about five weeks ago, apologized to the Alake for not paying a courtesy call immediately he arrived Abeokuta, saying the exigencies of duty prevented him from doing so.
He said he had to seek Alake’s formal blessing, assuring the Alake that he had come to serve the people of State but added that he was pleased to note that he was inheriting a peaceful State.
The new Police Boss commended Ogun State Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC, for being veritable partners in the sustenance of community policing.
He said that the PCRC activities in an enlightened State like Ogun, were among the best anywhere in the country.
In his response, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, told the new Commissioner of Police that he had come to serve in a friendly and peaceful State.
Alake noted with satisfaction that he was always being sent to difficult assignments, but reassured the Police Boss that he had come to earn a deserved rest in Ogun because of the peaceful atmosphere in the State.
Alake congratulated the CPRC for good relationship with the police adding that the State was better than in many others.
Members of the new Commissioner of Police entourage included, DC Operations, Edward A. Ajogun, DC State CID, Wale Abbas, OC QRS, Jamiu Salabiu, PPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi,ACP B.S Aremu Adatan ACA.