Governor Wike stated this at the Ground Breaking/Foundation Laying Ceremony of Skill Acquisition Centre by the President of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), Hajia Hajara Usman Alkali Baba at the Igwuruta Divisional Headquarters in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State on Friday.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Wenike Danagogo, observed that, Nigeria needs men and women of the police and military to display professionalism in the discharge of their duties without regard to politics, ethnicity or creed.
Speaking to the President of POWA, who is also wife of the Inspector General of Police, Hajia Hajara Usman Alkali Baba, the Governor said,
“We thank your husband, the Inspector General of Police through you, so far he has tried to be professional in the discharge of his duties. That is what Nigeria needs. I urge you to tell him to continue to strive to do so because it is the right way to go. He should remain steadfast and discharge his duties as a professional police officer. You can see that because he is doing his work professionally, it is robbing off on our police officers in the State.”
According to Wike;
“Our Commissioner of Police is performing very professionally and you can see the result in the security of Rivers State. At least every resident of the state can attest to the good security in the state. Rivers state is one of the most secured states in the country today. That is because the officers headed by the CP are doing their work professionally and cooperating with the Governor and the State Government to ensure safety of all, round the clock.”
He added that;
“I am very impressed with what you are doing here today, particularly that, you are matching your words with actions. We assure you that Rivers State Government will always support you to ensure that these your laudable footprints come to fruition.”
The governor further stressed that;
“We commend all officers through the CP and of cause all wives of our officers. Am sure if you are not giving your husbands the comfort and support they need, they would not be able to do what they are doing. No where in the world is policing an easy job. When the entire family are supportive of the efforts of the officers, you begin to see the result.”