The Chairman of the newly inaugurated Police Service Commission (PSC), Mr. Musiliu Smith has applauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for the support and assistance his administration has been giving the Nigerian Police Force in the state to effectively discharge its duties.
Mr. Smith stated that the governor’s supportive role to the police has resulted to “a considerable drop in crime rate in this state”, adding that it has also gone a long way in lifting the moral of the officers and men of the force, ensuring positive results.
The former Inspector General of Police, who spoke through the Commissioner representing the South-South geopolitical zone in the Commission, Hon. Austin Braimoh, during a courtesy visit to the Government House, Enugu, told Gov. Ugwuanyi that “the Police Service Commission has been informed of your generous efforts and assistance”.
The Chairman applauded the governor “for accepting to set up operational offices for our zonal operations”, disclosing that it would ensure effective control of the community policing in the state.
He maintained that it was because of the governor’s huge investment in security that Enugu has become one of the most secure and peaceful states in the country.
His words: “We came today as the first state to receive this body in this country because we have been told all that you (Ugwuanyi) have been doing to support the Nigerian Police Force. This has gone a long way in uplifting the moral and ensuring that the police force is properly managed. We appreciate you for this”.
Responding, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for finding the members worthy of appointment into the important office, also congratulated them “on their well-deserved appointments”.
The governor pledged his administration’s cooperation and support to the commission towards the effective discharge of its responsibilities “as they relate to Enugu State”.
He expressed hope that the body would among other positive efforts, ensure the recruitment of sufficient number of police officers that will help to combat the security challenges currently confronting the nation.
“We thank you for deeming it fit to visit us today, affording us the opportunity to interact with you and also share thoughts on areas of mutual interest and cooperation”, the governor added.