The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abiodun Asabi, has called on well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to give support to the command in its efforts to rid the state of crimes and criminalities.
Asabi, who expressed his commitment to protect the people of the state, said security should be a duty of everyone and should not be left to the police alone, the CP stated this while inaugurating a new police post built and donated by a philanthropist and founder of Dorian Home, Dr Tolulola Bayode, in Akure, the state capital on Saturday.
According to him, the police post was a good move to provide security for the people of the area. He commended Bayode for the gesture and urged other philanthropists and well-meaning indigenes of the state to emulate the gesture and assist the police in protecting the lives and property of the people.
He said, ‘I thank God for the life of Dr. Tolulola Bayode because she loves to give to humanity. She is a woman who has come to support the community with a police post.
“We will not relent in our efforts to provide security for the people of Ondo State and we will support the police post with policemen who are capable.”
In her remarks, the donor, Bayode, said the idea of building a police post came from the realisation of the need to support the efforts being made by the state pplice command to ensure the security of the environment, she noted that the issue of security cannot be left in the hands of the police alone, but requires the efforts of all stakeholders.
She said, “The idea of building a police post at this location came from my realization of the need to support the efforts being made by the Nigerian Police, Ondo State command to ensure adequate security in this environment.
“All of us are aware that issues of security cannot be left in the hands of the police alone, but require the contribution of all stakeholders. This is what informed my decision to assist in putting in place this police post for the benefit of the Communities around Doran Home.”
She urged the people of the communities around the police post to ensure adequate support for the officers who will be posted to the post. She added that the support and cooperation of people would make the operations of the police post officers effective and successful