AIG Zone 11, SK Akande Commissions Odogbo-Ijesa Police Station, Commends Donor

Assistant Inspector General of Police, in-charge of zone 11 AIG Sikiru Kayode Akande has described a police presence as a catalyst to the prosperity and development of a growing community, the gallant officer made this remarks on Wednesday 24th May while opening a Police Post to commence operation at Odogbo-Ijesa, located in the Atakumosa East local government area of Osun State.

The AIG while addressing the gathering before he officially cut the tape to commission the tastefully furnished bungalow built and donated by HRH Olatunde Oginni JP, he ascribed the development to the work of fate because he was the one that actually suggested the construction of the station to the donor 14 years ago.

His words: “about 14 years ago when I was posted here as the Area Commander of Ijesaland and visited this place, the first thing I observed was that; for the development of this whole area, there is a need for Police presence.

“Your best friend at all times is Police, hence my suggestion to my friend (Oba Olatunde Oginni) that for this land to be prosperous, there is need for Police presence here, that’s why I’m full of gratitude that God made it possible for me to be the person to open this building for operations”, said the AIG SK Akande

He however urged the area commander in-charge of Ijesaland to source for good men that will Man the station, saying the position of the Police post is very strategic to the security architecture of his jurisdiction, hence should give it all strength that is required by putting sensitive police officers.

Speaking in the same vein, the donor of the facilities, HRH Olatunde Oginni expressed his happiness to witness the day because of the significance of the project to the wellbeing of the community, saying despite many developmental projects he had powered to support the Nigerian Police.

“This particular project is for the development of my people and my only plea before the Police authority is to quickly consider it to turn this place to a Police division because we’re capable of handling a Police division, and I can sure the authority of good welfare of all the men posted there”, said the business mogul.

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