Akwa Ibom State Government has assured the Police authority and other security agencies of a conducive operational environment that would guarantee security of lives and property of residents in the state.
This was the hallmark of discusion on Tuesday , 1st September, 2020, when the state Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, played host to the new Commissioner of Police, Mr Amiengheme Andrew, who was on a courtesy visit at Government House, Uyo on his assumption of duty in the state.
Governor Emmanuel who welcomed the Commissioner of Police to the state advised him to carryout his duties without interference, assuring that he would not solicit police assistance to perpetuate illegality as it is not in his character to indulge in such act.
“I want to first of all welcome you to the state and let me register sincerely on behalf of my cabinet members and citizens of this tate our utmost appreciation to members of your team for the good works in combating crimes in the state.
“…let me say this that as you are here, even when you stay here for a long time, I will not ask you to do anything illegal for me. I have never asked for injustice against mankind. It’s against my life principles” he emphasized.
The Governor assured the Police Boss of his administration’s support in tackling criminality in the state , stressing that such support would be premised on good relationship that will foster peace and harmony in the state.
He spoke of the peaceful ambience of the state, informing the police boss that criminality is at it lowest ebb and wished him a successful stay in the state.
Governor Emmanuel who stressed the need for team work, charged the new Commissioner of police to collaborate with other security agencies with a view to addressing pockets of clashes in some parts of the state.
He conveyed the state’s appreciation to the out gone Commissioner of police, CP Imohini Edgal and thanked him for his meritorious services to the state.
Earlier, Mr. Amiengheme Andrew, said that his posting to the Akwa Ibom is to ensure effective policing of the state and solicited support from all and sundry to enable him achieve his set targets, stressing that security is everybody’s concern .
He said , “my primary aim as I’m being posted to this Command is to make sure that citizens of Akwa Ibom State sleep well. There will be zero tolerance to all forms of criminality no matter how small or big. It will not be tolerated”, he warned.
CP Andrew hails from Ekpoma in Edo State, and up until his recent deployment to Akwa Ibom, has served in the force for 32 years.