Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Igbo Traditional leaders meets to foster security in the State


CP Adegoke Fayoade addressing Igbo-speaking community traditional leaders in Lagos state
CP Adegoke Fayoade addressing Igbo-speaking community traditional leaders in Lagos state
Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Adegoke Fayoade, in his speech, appreciated the chairman of the council of ‘Ndi Ezes’ in Lagos, HRH Dr. Chika Nwokedi, for coordinating the convergence of the meeting, as he also appreciated the Igbo traditional rulers in attendance. He says that in solidarity and unity, regardless of tribal differences, everyone should focus on creating a good society, especially by promoting security in the state.

The CP noted that his career as a police officer started in Aba, revealing that his experience has led him to understand that the easterners are welcoming and accommodating with no form of discrimination, irrespective of tribal differences. Hence, it is imperative to recognise that the Igbos are known for their hard work and have contributed so much to the progress of the country.

According to CP Adegoke Fayoade, a crime- and criminality-free state is beneficial to indigens and non-indigene of the state. He urged Igbo leaders to be proactive by giving viable information about criminal elements in their immediate and business environs in synergy with the police, for all tip-offs will be treated as confidential. The police, he says, might not be able to reach out to all the nooks and crannies in Lagos, but as traditional leaders, a collaboration to promote security will decrease the spate of crime and criminality in the state. Criminal elements will be forced to relocate as they do not want to be caught.

The CP, in conclusion, commended the royal highnesses for their readiness to team up with the police by giving discreet information to rid the state of crime, which will aid economic activities without fear of insecurity. Buying and selling will improve, and enterprises will expand when the area is free of criminal elements. Pledges support and utmost cooperation with Igbo traditional leaders in Lagos.

The President of the Igbo-speaking community, Chief Sunday Udeh, congratulated CP Adegoke Fayoade on his appointment as Commissioner of Police in Lagos State. In a congratulatory letter, Chief Udeh stated that Ndigbo spread across the 57 local governments in Lagos appreciate CP Adegoke Fayoade’s service to humanity