From Umar Dankano, Yola.
The Jimeta Community have organised a colourful Dinner in honour of their illustrious son, Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Lawan Tanko Jimeta on his recent promotion to the rank of AIG and posting as Commandant of Police Academy Kano.
Chairman of the Organising Committee, Dr. Musa Ishaku disclosed that the ceremony which was held at Muna Hotel Yola Weekend purposely done to recognise meritorious service and excellent conduct of the celebrant.
Ishaku told the mammoth crowd that Jimeta community deemed it necessary and timely to accord honour to whom honour is due even before his retirement noting that AIG Tanko’s robust contributions to the police force and his country are worthy of celebrating.
In his address, Chairman of the Occasion and Secretary to Government of Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha commended the foresight of the Organisers of the ceremony expressing confidence in the ability of the celebrant to deliver as expected of him.
Mustapha, who was represented by the Former Director General, National Boundary Commission, Dahiru Bobbo maintained that these are the types of personalities the country need for impacting positively towards the development of our cherished country, Nigeria.
Mustapha urged the community to advised the organisers to sustain the tempo which will be a booster to the humanity to do their best in their fields of endeavours.
In their good will messages Former Minister of Defence and Interior, Abdulrahaman Adamu and Former Member House of Representatives representing Yola North, Yola South and Girei Constituency, Lawal Abubakar urged the people in the community and his family to commit the AIG in to prayers for diligent service to humanity.
Responding the celebrant, who was noticed highly delighted, AIG Tanko expressed gratitude to Almighty Allah and his community for the show of love and solidarity.
Tanko pledged to rededicate his efforts in delivering quality services to the country and the people so that our societies will be secured for peaceful coexistence.
“I am short of words to express my feelings on this remarkable gesture extended to me and my family. I Can’t forget the time we came for interview for enrolment in to the Nigeria Police.
“Seven (7) of us conducted the interview but only my humble self emerged successful.i made a point to serve dutifully and excellently as Allah in His mercies has kept me going.
“I thank Allah for His mercies and I thank Jimeta community,relatives,friends and well wishers who came all the way from Kano and other places just for me”.AIG Tanko stated.
By his citation, he was enrolled in to the Nigeria police force in 1990 as a cadet of the Assistant Superintendent of police cadre.