Governor Dave Umahi commends former Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Maigari Dikko for ensuring security and peace in the state.
Governor Dave Umahi yesterday, commended a former Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Maigari Dikko, saying he helped to ensure security and peace in the state. Umahi gave the commendation in Abakaliki while receiving the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Peace Abdallah, in his office.
He revealed that he approached the Inspector-General of Police two times, to appeal that the former commissioner should be retained in the state due to his performance. Umahi used the occasion to decorate his Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Mr Ogbonnaya Nwota, who was promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police.
“When I got the hint that Dikko will be transferred, I approached the IGP and told him that Dikko needed to remain in the state to stabilise the success he had recorded. “I am really impressed with the conduct of the Nigeria Police, especially those in Ebonyi, as they are honest and assist the people in resolving their differences,” he said.
The governor solicited the cooperation of the new commissioner and stressed the need for all security agencies in the state to work together for peace.
Earlier, the new police boss had solicited the cooperation of the government and people of the state in the effort of the force to provide security in the state. “We seek the partnership of the various traditional rulers, communities and other stakeholders to make the people to sleep with their eyes closed.
“We will be more proactive in providing security to the people, especially in the ‘ember months’ to ensure that they enjoy a peaceful Christmas celebration and beyond,” she said.