Lagos - Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole , has heaped praise on Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, expressing confidence he would complement government efforts to enhance security.
He appealed to members of community to lend their support to Arase.
“I think at this time, the I-G would need all the prayers, support and encouragement particularly of Edo people. Let it not be said that the task of policing was made more difficult by the people of the state,” said Oshiomhole this past weekend.
“And he is serving under a president who will not tolerate indiscipline. He is an I-G to drive changes in the psyche and governance of our great nation.”
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Oshiomhole was speaking at a reception for Arase in Sabongida Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of the state.
“I also believe that your (Arase’s) present elevation is a demonstration of the way you have sought to manage your office, deal with the challenges of the police force without being partisan. This is a difficult position to maintain. As an Edo man, you represent the finest tradition with courage, determination and intellect to your job,” he said.
“It is a thing of pride to our people that coming from a minority, he has risen to become the I-G of the police.
“But we also recognize that he is coming to office at a very challenging time. This is the time we need such people with security of mind and competence to drive the changes which president Buhari has promised the people by ensuring that the police play their part of providing security to the people,” said Oshiomhole.
Arase has been at the helm of the police force since April when Suleiman Abba was relieved of his duties.
- CAJ News