‘Onovo Tried His Best’


Though the authorities may have thought that his best was not good enough for Nigeria,  the immediate past Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ogbonna Onovo actually tried his  best.

Onovo was retired by the Federal Government last month alongside the service chiefs and  the director of the State Security Service, SSS. Onovo was replaced by Assistant  Inspector General of Police, AIG Hafiz Ringim, in acting capacity.

But a cleric, Prophet Dr. Solomon Olukunmi Ajao has expressed the opinion that  considering the circumstances the former IGP found himself, he has indeed tried.

“No one has monopoly of wisdom. In any country enmeshed in poverty like Nigeria, I’m of  the opinion that operating the law can hardly be effective. That’s why one person’s  wisdom cannot get us anywhere in this country,” Prophet Ajao said.

The founder and general overseer of CAC, Warrior For Christ Mission, Railway Line, Fagba,  Ifako, Ijaye, Lagos State, said the AIGs and Deputy Inspectors General DIGs of police who  were senior to the new IGP automatically face retirement.

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Ajao opined that such, wasteful culture should be revisited. Like the university  professors or medical doctors on whom the nation had expended enormous resources to  train, the AIGs and DIGs are professors in their own rights whose premature retirement  serves no useful purpose.

He said government should be advised to put an end to such waste of human resources.

Ajao asked what will be the fate of the security chiefs currently appointed if President  Jonathan does not win the coming elections.

—Moyo Fabiyi

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