31st March, 2012
Governor of Rivers State, southsouth Nigeria, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has directed the new Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Indabawa to carry out an inventory of all assets of the command, especially the equipment donated by the state government and submit it to him.
He also pledged his administration’s preparedness to continuously assist the state police command.
Amaechi spoke while receiving Indabawa during a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt Friday.
The governor congratulated the new CP and urged him to build on the relative success of his predecessor, Sulaiman Abba as well as bring in his own expertise to maintain peace and security in the state.
“I have heard a lot about you, I have heard about your capacity in terms of operations and therefore I believe that you will continue from where the last commissioner of police stopped before he was promoted. We had a wonderful relationship with him; he was a very good commissioner of police,” Amaechi said.
“If the stories we read about you are anything to go by, it is my belief that you would do same here,” he added.
Amaechi also urged Indabawa to work hard to meet the expectations of the state government and all Rivers people and even perform better than his predecessor.
He said of Abba: “He discouraged bribe taking amongst policemen and led by example by not taking bribe. He was contented with what he had. He ensured that kidnapping was reduced, he fought robbery and ensured that we maintained security.”
He also urged the new police boss to inculcate discipline in his officers in the state police command.
The governor further appealed to him to take inventory of police assets in the state while urging him to maintain police vehicles to fight crime in the state.
“It is important that you take inventory of the assets that you have, especially the ones that were donated by the Rivers State Government. I have mentioned to you that I need an inventory of the number of vehicles that you currently have and the ones that we gave to the police because we have given the police a lot of vehicles and we need to see police patrol our streets and roads.”
On his part, Indabawa promised to use his available manpower and resources to fight crime in the state and against corruption in the Rivers State police command.
He also asked for cooperation from the government and people of the state and commended the governor for his continuous assistance to the force.
He further requested that the excellent relationship Governor Amaechi had with the former commissioner be extended to him for effective service delivery.