By Emeka Mamah
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris has honoured Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State as the most police-friendly governor in the country.
Idris spoke through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Valentine Ntomchukwu, at Government House, Abakaliki, while presenting Umahi with a special plaque from the police force as a mark of recognition for his contributions towards the organisation.
Ntomchukwu said, “The IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has asked me to tell you that you are the most police- friendly governor in Nigeria and I am not saying it because I am in Ebonyi State. It is because of what I have seen which you have done for the state police command.
“Honestly, on arrival at the police command, I saw streetlight and other things I have never seen in other police commands and when I asked they said the governor did those things for the command. I can see houses for the rank and file in the police and I can see a storey building also built by the governor for the command.
“I am going to relay what I have seen to the IGP and maybe he will come one day and see for himself the wonders you are doing in terms of infrastructural development… of the command and the ongoing renovation of the perimeter fencing and security post of the command headquarters which have lifted the status of the command.
“Sir, find anywhere in your office and place this plaque so that any time you turn around, you will look at it as a mark of honour and appreciation of your support to the police.”