By Steve Oni, Ilorin
The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has identified community policing as an effective and efficient means of tackling various security challenges in the country.
The governor, while receiving the new Kwara state Commissioner of Police, Lawan Ado, at Government House, Ilorin, proffered community policing as a feasible option in the extant battle against insurgence, kidnapping and other forms of security threats to the country’s corporate existence
Governor Ahmed charged the police to strengthen existing police public relationship with communities in order to resolve issues militating against peaceful coexistence among various groups in the country.
While commending the outgone Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Olusola Amore, rtd, for the introduction of community policing, the governor advised the new Commissioner of Police to adopt the style in order to strengthen existing peace and harmony across the state. He promised logistics support for the new commissioner in order to make the state safer for its citizens and investors.
According to the governor, “no development can be recorded in an unsafe environment. So, as a responsible and responsive government, we are committed to making the state a haven for investors.”
Earlier, the new Commissioner of Police, CP Lawan Ado, had promised to do his best to maintain peace, law and order in the state. “Kwara State is a state of harmony. I intend to work hard towards sustaining the harmonious environment,” Ado promised.