Governor Rochas Okorocha, OON, today, Monday, February 17, 2014, received the new commissioner of Police to the state, Mr. Abdulmajid Ali, who replaced the former Commissioner, Mr. Katsina Mohammed at the Government House, Owerri, with the Governor and the new Commissioner agreeing to work together for the security of lives and property in the state.
The Governor told the new commissioner of Police in the state that, as his government worked hand-in-glove with his predecessor to achieve a lot in the area of peace, crime eradication, protection of lives and property, in the state so would his government also work with him to achieve greater results.
He told the new CP that he should see himself as part and parcel of the State Executive Council, and also as an indigene of the state, assuring the new police boss that his government would not misguide him.
The governor urged the new CP to continue with the good works of his predecessor or even surpass his record, and also urged him to do his work as a patriotic officer, telling the new CP that with his record, he is equal to the task, while the state government would give him all the necessary support.
His Excellency also informed the new CP that his government does not play politics with security and does not intervene in the work of any security outfit in the state, also informing the new CP that there had been one or two cases of kidnapping since the departure of the former CP.
In his speech, the new commissioner of Police, Mr. Ali said he is in the state for serious assignment and warned criminals to steer clear of the state, promising that he would make the state too hot for them, reiterating that he is not in the state for a tea party.
Mr. Ali said his command would continue to fight crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery and other vices with all the seriousness they require. He said he would continue from where his predecessor stopped. He also promised to cooperate with the State Government to ensure effective policing of the state for the adequate protection of lives and property.
Mr. Ali warned politicians against heating up the polity and said he would not tolerate lawlessness on the parts of the politicians in the state.
The new CP commended the governor of the state for his developmental strides and rapid transformation of the state. He said, he visited the state some years back and could not believe that the state now was the same he saw few years ago because of the new look of the state.
He congratulated the governor for working hard.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media