Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, Deputy Inspector General of Police in the Southwest Zone, on Thursday, said Ekiti has the lowest crime rate in Nigeria.
Speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting with the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), held in Ado Ekiti, Adebanjo commended members of the force for their professionalism in the state.
“The crime rate in Ekiti is very low, in fact, the lowest in the country. The police anywhere in the world can’t do it alone without the cooperation and consent of the people. You need to work with critical stakeholders to achieve a crime-free society.
“The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris is committed to the task of giving our men incentives. Before now, Inspectors used to spend over 14 years before becoming superintend of police, but such has been corrected and other rank and file positions.
“Apart from promotion, we are working on the housing scheme for our men to be able to own a house after retirement. We are also improving on the medicals, so that our men who sustained injuries in the course of performing their tasks can get the best treatment and many other
“Let us do this job conscientiously. Don’t be labeled corrupt officers, this is not good for the image of the force locally and globally. Do this job very well and you will not regret it because you are doing God’s job and your reward shall surely come”, he said.
“As we speak now, 10,000 people are undergoing training and the proposal is that 30,000 will be trained yearly for the next ten years. So, we have a work plan and we must not allow few criminals to destroy the beautiful name and respect Nigeria commands globally,” Adebanjo said.
The CP Alhaji Abdullahi Chafe, said the command will continue to form a solid synergy with other sister agencies to make Ekiti a no-go-area for criminals, as the command has established a platform for getting information from the public.
Daily Post reports said, the PCRC Chairman in Ekiti, Mr. Adetunji Omodara and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW), Com Clement Adekola, questioned the reason behind frequent transfer of CPs out of Ekiti, calling on the IG to stop the practice as it hinders stability within the security network.