Thursday, 3 September 2020

9th C’River Assembly Speaker, others visit Police Commissoner, assures of support


3 September 2020

Speaker of the 9th Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eteng Jonah Williams wants the authority of the Nigerian Police Force State Command to curb the spate of incessant kidnapping in the state NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed.

The Speaker made the call when he paid a courtesy visit with his entourage to the new Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh in his office in Calabar on Monday, 1st September, 2020. 

Mr. Speaker reiterated the commitment and readiness of the 9th Assembly under his watch to render necessary assistance and support geared towards enhancing efficient and effective policing of the state. 

He used the opportunity to officially welcome the new CP to Cross River State and thanked him for his achievements recorded so far within the short period. 

"I want to thank you specially for what you have been doing since you came onboard, we have seen kidnappers that were arrested in Calabar and even as far as Ogoja, we are happy and want to see more of that", Willaims said. 

He also used the avenue to inform the State Commissioner of Police of the Anti-Kidnapping law that was already passed by the state assembly which gives the police adequate legislative backing to fight kidnapping in the state.

Earlier, Commissioner of Police in Cross River State, Abdulkadir Jimoh appreciated the timely visit of the legislative arm of the government, noting that they are the accredited representatives of the public. He solicited the support and assistance of the House of Assembly to enable the police in the state discharge its responsibility effectively. 

The Police Commissioner said he is committed to community policing hence pledged the readiness of the command to work assiduously to ensure Cross Riverians enjoy sleep, and have peace of mind. 

Members of the House who were present during the courtesy call include, the Leader of the House, Rt. Hon. Peter Odey and the Clerk, Elder Bassey Ekpenyong.



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