By CHINENYEH OZOR, Nsukka
FOLLOWING the commis-sioning of a multi-million naira bungalow built for the Nsukka Area Command of the Nigeria Police, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has commended the Area Commander Nsukka, ACP Ros-Amson Musa Haladu for attracting the project for the Police. The IGP made the commendation in a letter he sent to ACP Haladu through Enugu Commissioner of Police.
Meanwhile, Enugu State Police Commissioner, CP Adamu Mohammed, has applauded the industrialist, Mr Wilson Agbo, for donating the 3-bedroom bungalow to the Area Commander to serve as official quarters to the command, furnished to taste and complete with a bore-hole.
Mohammed who was represented by Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of Department of Investigations in the state, ACP Towuru Jonathan, made the commendation in Nsukka on Friday, during the official handover of the bungalow as official residential quarter worth about N20m.
“The police is grateful for this kind gesture that will reduce the problem of house accommodation faced by Area Commanders sent to Nsukka area. We commend the industrialist on his kind gesture and urge other wealthy Nigerians to emulate him. The police will continue to do its best to ensure adequate protection of lives and property,”he said
In a remark, the chairman of the occasion Mr Tony Ugwu, the former Nsukka council Chairman, commended Mr. Agbo for the bungalow which he said would reduce the problem of accommodation faced by police in the area. “With the bungalow, Area Commanders would relax to do their job instead of shuttling from hotel to work.
This gesture will help the police to do their job better in Nsukka,” he said, adding that building of the house for the police by the industrialist showed the cordial relationship between Nsukka people and the police and called for its sustenance. “Since Haladu assumed office, security situation in Nsukka zone has witnessed great improvement, ‘he stated.
Speaking, the donor (Mr. Agbo) said he decided to build the bungalow for the police as his own little contribution towards reducing the accommodation problem facing the police in the area.
“This is my little contribution in addressing accommodation problems facing police in the area. “Though this may not be enough, the police should accept this little contribution,” he said.
Also in a remark, Mr Charles Ugwu, the Chairman of Nsukka Council promised that the council would continue to partner with police to ensure adequate security in Nsukka.
Mr Dom Ezema, Chairman, Nsukka Police Community Relation Committee said that what Agbo did was in appreciation of good work of the police as well as help reduce the accommodation problem facing the police. “What is happening today is an eloquent testimony of police good relationship with Nsukka people,”he said.
Ezema urged the state police commissioner to post more police officers to Nsukka area to address the shortage of manpower in Nsukka zone.