The newly elected State Executive of the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC) in Adamawa has been sworn-in a first of it kind ceremony in Yola.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the Police Officers Mess on Saturday, the new State Chairman, Prince Olu Adegoke, thanked members for the confidence reposed in them and promised not to disappoint members, the police and the people of Adamawa in general.
“On behalf of my family, well wishers and the organization, I accepted to be number one servant of the organization, and promise to discharge my responsibility effectively, efficiently, and diligently to the service of humanity and to be good ambassador of the Nigerian Police..
“I will like to assure the Adamawa Police Command that during my regime PCRC will be very good ambassador and dependable defenders of the Nigerian Police,” Adegoke said.
In his message to the occasion, the Adamawa Commissioner of Police, Mr Audu Madaki, represented by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Ajani Musibau, congratulated the new leadership of the committee and assured it of sustain support from the command.
Madaki urged for more participation of the public in joining the committee to support police and other security agencies in reducing crime.
He reiterated the commitment of the police in protecting the identity of anyone who provided security information, adding that such security information could be provided through members of the committee or traditional rulers by anyone who finds it difficult to reach the police.
In his remarks, District Head of Yola, Alhaji Mohammed Mustafa, who represented the Grand Patron of the committee, the Galadima Adamawa, called for collaborative effort between members of Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC) and traditional rulers in exposing criminals to security agencies.
He urged them to work with traditional rulers at all levels so that together they can effective fight crime in the society.
He also tasked them on being fair and just and the need to investigate any information before taking action.
Others who spoke at the occasion including Mamuda Mafia, Mohammed Hayatu Liman, Ja’faru Baba Girei, Hajiya Hauwa and former Speaker Turaki among others urged for support to the new executive for it to excel in its assignment.
Highlights of the ceremony include the taking of oath administered by Barrister Abdullahi Mohammed on the chairman and other members of the executive which has Ibrahim Mista-Ali as Public Relations Officer.