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Lagos CP decorates 1,400 newly-promoted officers, tasks them on professionalism



Lagos CP decorates 1,400 newly-promoted officers, tasks them on professionalism

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa, on Monday decorated 1,400 newly-promoted officers with their new ranks at the command headquarters, Ikeja.

Idowu, who congratulated the newly-promoted police officers, advised them to be more dedicated and committed to their duties.

“Nothing motivates a police officer more than extending his due to him in term of promotions as and when due.

“My greatest honour as a leader is to superintend over the promotion of my officers who have demonstrated consistent professional excellence, good service records and moral strength in the discharge of their functions,” he said.

The CP said he was privileged to induct a total of 1,400 inspectors to the officer cadet and to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

“It means a lot because these personnel are transiting from inspectorate cadet to the strategy cadet of the Nigeria police Force, that is the decision making cadet of the Nigeria police.

“The new rank comes with some obligations in term of conduct, professional outlook, ability to dissect very complex internal security issues and take decisions that would align with the law, align with the interest of the citizens they serve,” he said

According to him, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has said that promotion would now be based on merit and seniority.

“You are the first set that will benefit from this policy, you should be proud that you are earning it on your merit.

“I must remind you to whom much is given, much is expected. The IGP stands on very high professional ground and he expects his followers to manifest excellence in their conduct at all times,” he said.

The newly promoted officers
He appealed to the promoted officers to see their promotions as another step in their bright careers and the challenges that would go with the position.

“There is no more excuse, always be guided by certain values. Don’t change those values so that those excesses will not bring you down.

“I commit you to God and pray that He should continue to perfect your careers, sustain the strength of characters that brought you to where you are today and brighten your future.

“I congratulate you on behalf of the Lagos State Police family and the IGP. I wish you well and I welcome you to the prestigious cadet of the Nigeria Police Force,” he said.

A special guest, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), congratulated the affected officers and enjoined them to support, promote and defend their profession.

“I wish you all the best and may God be with you and your families as you are doing this unique professional job, keep the flag flying,” he said.

One of promoted officers, ASP Elizabeth Azamarogbe, said she was grateful to God and the Nigeria Police Force for counting her worthy for the promotion.

She promised that she would re-double her efforts to justify the confidence reposed in her.

“I feel honored and great to be among the newly-promoted officer, I thank the Almighty God and the Nigeria Police.

“Higher rank comes with higher responsibility, I will be more hardworking and be a role model to my junior officers,” she said.

Also, the CP presented medals to some officers who won a total of eight medals at the just-concluded 10th Inspector General of Police (IGP) Taekwondo Championship in Beyalsa State.

The police boss urged them to continue to be a great ambassador of the Lagos State Command.

“Lagos State is a center of excellence, we take the lead in everything that is positive, you have shown resilience, you have shown excellent and you have conquered by winning two silver and six bronze medals in taekwondo.

“You have made us proud and we are proud of you,” he said.

He promised to engage them in training so that an average policeman could be exposed to the art of taekwondo and apply the knowledge to self-defense which would help them in the line of their duties.


I’ve no excuse not to perform as minister — Jisalo



Zaphaniah Jisalo

Mr Zaphaniah Jisalo, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, says he has no excuse not to discharge his duties as assigned to him by President Bola Tinubu.

Jisalo said this during his second familiarisation visit to the Management and Staff of the National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) Headquarters on Wednesday in Abuja.

The visit was the second familiarisation tour by the minister to the agencies under his ministry.

Interacting with members of staff of the agency, the minister explained that his visit was in line with the policy trust of the president to achieve his 8-points agenda which include job creation.

Jisalo urged the agency to key into the president’s agenda through its capacity as a revenue generating agency.

He added that this could only be achieved through team work by the agencies under his ministry.

“Our visit is in line with the policy trust of President Tinubu, with his 8-points agenda, the agenda which includes job creation and I want team work of the agencies under the ministry to achieve this.

“I owe him a duty and I have no excuse not to perform, I will do my best to give Nigerians what they deserve and I urge the NLTF’s management and its staff to key into this agenda.

“My hope is that in the next one year, my ministry will emerge first when he comes for evaluation, ” the minister said.

Earlier, Dr Bello Maigari, Executive Secretary NLTF, expressed delight over the visit by the minister, saying it was ground breaking as it had never happened since the agency’s establishment in 2005.

“As far as I can recall, the trust fund has never had an honourable minister visiting the agency officially until now.

“We are indeed honoured and grateful for the opportunity to rob minds and extend valuable conversations beyond the usual meetings in the ministry, ” he said.

Maigari expressed hope that the minister’s visit would usher a new era of cooperation and understanding to build a strong commitment to deliver on the aspirations of Nigerians through the lottery industry.

He listed some of the major achievements by the agency to include: provision of healthcare facilities/potable water supplies across the six-geopolitical zones, intervention to support government’s efforts to respond decisively to COVID-19 pandemic among others.

“I am pleased to inform the minister that our commitment to implement projects in this vital sector has helped to strengthen our fragile healthcare delivery systems across the six-geopolitical zones, ” he said.

Maigari however highlighted some of the challenges faced by the agency including lack of befitting office accommodation.
In her contribution, Mrs Ibiene Roberts, Permanent Secretary in the ministry, said the visit was not for formality but a genuine effort to strengthen the bonds between the ministry and NLTF.

“Let us use this time wisely, sharing knowledge, building connections and laying the foundation for a more productive and collaborative future, ” she said.

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Let’s exercise patience with Tinubu, there’s hope for positive achievement – CAC President



The President, Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) worldwide, Pastor Samuel Oladele, has appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience with President Bola Tinubu, for there’s hope of positive achievement for Nigerians in his administration.

Oladele made the statement while addressing the press at the 2023 CAC Pastors’ Conference (Retreat, Refresh and Refire), at the CAC Babalola Memorial International Miracle Camp, on Wednesday, at Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun.

He said that the present economic downturn across the country requires that citizens would endure and persevere for a while, for there’s hope in the end.

“I observed that our president is a serious leader, and with the steps he has taken within a few months in office, things are changing drastically, though, gradually.

“If we can exercise patient with him, I believe that within his first four years, Nigeria would surely get to the promised land,” Oladele explained.

According to him, “if he’s not sabotaged while he is truly trying to resuscitate the economy, Nigeria will soon emerge strong and become a pride for all and sundry.”

Oladele admitted that now is the hardship period and called on Nigerians to support the present administration.
“Let all hands be on deck for the overall good of the country,” he said.

To all and sundry, especially political leaders, he admonished them to retrace their steps and return to God for Him to rescue the nation from impending calamities.

The CAC President urged the Federal Government to do the needful in making life bearable for the masses, saying that it’s too difficult for most people to survive the prevailing harsh conditions in the country.

“The country has a glorious end in sight; if the people can pray and live righteously, the current economic hardship in the country will soon end.

“The security of the country should be paramount in the mind of our President, while education must also be given priority attention,” he urged.

Oladele maintained that the security apparatus should be rejigged and more security personnel recruited to tackle the challenge of insecurity in the country.

He tasked the security personnel to redouble their efforts in the fight against insecurity.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that over 12,000 pastors attended the Conference.

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