The Ekiti State Police Command, on Tuesday, urged the 256 newly-recruited special constabularies in the state to imbibe professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
A statement issued by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday Abutu, in Ado-Ekiti quoted the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Babatude Mobayo, as stating this during the passing out ceremony of the constabularies on Tuesday.
Mobayo urged them to follow the rules of engagement as enshrined in the Special Constabulary Police Manual and the Nigerian Police Acts.
He further enjoined them to be disciplined and professional, stressing that they should listen to their various communities, find out their needs and proffer appropriate solutions to them.
He also called on them to contribute their own quota to their various communities, particularly in the area of security.
Speaking at the occasion, Gov. Kayode Fayemi noted that the recruitment of the special constabularies was timely, considering the current security challenges facing the country which needed to be tackled headlong.
The governor, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Security Matters, Brig.-Gen. Ebenezer Ogundana (retd.) implored them to always respect and uphold the tenets of their profession.
“Do your best to make your families, the Nigerian Police Force and the country proud,” he said.
The governor sympathised with the families of the police officers who lost their lives during the last EndSARS protest, which, he said, was hijacked by hoodlums.
He urged the recruits to always adhere strictly to all the rules guiding the protection of human rights, while performing their duties.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the recruits were also addressed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Polycarp Kpai and the state PCRC Chairman, Pastor Makinde Sunday, amongst others. (NAN)
Jan 12 2020 @ 20:11 GMT