Family heads (Mogajis) in Ibadan land have commended the efforts of the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Adebowale Williams, toward ensuring security of lives and property in the state, especially within Ibadan metropolis.
The Mogajis via their apex security body, Ibadan Compound Peace Initiatives (ICPI), said Williams has demonstrated good attitude in handling the security situation in Ibadan land since his deployment as Commissioner of Police to the state.
While presenting a letter of commendation to Williams at the Police hHeadquartes, Eleyele, Ibadan, the President, Association of Ibadan Mogajis, Chief Asimiyu Adepoju Ariori, and ICPI Coordinator, Asiwaju Nurudeen Akinade, who spoke on behalf of the Mogajis, described the Commissioner of Police as a listening person that always act on all security issues whenever the need arises.
“Oyo State and Ibadan land is known to be the political meeting point of South West structure and the gateway to most political activities in Nigeria, we expect a wild volatile political space.
“The recently organised security summit held at Ibadan House, Oke Aremo, as well as your representation at the event was commendable, this is the first time such event will take place ahead of the general elections.
“We also thank you for the prosecution of destroyers of various campaign billboards of political parties; this will not only promote required peaceful coexistence, but will also foster political stability expected at this period, we appreciate you and identify your good work and professionalism,” they said.
The Mogajis pledged their cooperation and support in putting an end to various criminal activities in Ibadan land and its environs.
Responding, Williams said though security of lives and property in the state remains the core duty of the police, people also need to play their role and contribute their quota to ensure adequate security in the state.
He thanked the ICPI and the Mogajis for the letter of commendation and equally promise to ensure that the peace currently being enjoyed in Ibadan land and Oyo State is sustained, warning hoodlums and trouble makers to steer clear of the state or face the music.