Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has hailed the outgoing Assistant Inspector General (AIG), zone 5, Shola David for his resilience, sacrifice and commitment to nation building and security of the state.
The AIG is retiring from the Nigeria Police Force after 35 years in active service.
Obaseki, who received David on a courtesy visit at the Government House in Benin City, celebrated the outgoing AIG, noting that he meritoriously served his fatherland.
According to the governor, “We are very glad to have you in our midst; even though you barely spent less than six months as AIG in the zone, your contributions in that short period are quite remarkable.
“We were lucky to have you during the electioneering season in our state; you will recall that the whole world was expecting a breakdown of law and order in Edo a week leading to the elections.
“But with the kind of professionalism you displayed as an officer, you were able to help put things under control; we worked very closely with you during the #EndSARS protest too.
“We thank God for your presence; the maturity and experience you brought to bear during those very trying days also helped us in restoring law and order to the state.
“You have spent 35 years in service and have to retire even though you are not tired. You have come to bid us farewell and I want to use this opportunity to thank you on behalf of the government and the good people of the state,” he added.
In his remarks, the outgoing AIG commended the governor for his support, which enabled him achieve remarkable success during the short period he served in the state.
“I came in here at the time you were about having the gubernatorial election and the whole world was apprehensive on what was going to happen.
“But to God be the glory and with the professionalism and skills of officers and men deployed by the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, the election went well.
“Then we had the #EndSARS problems and with your support, we were able to overcome them. I want to commend you, sir, for your support for the zone. I want to appeal to you to show the next AIG the same support.”