As part of efforts in tackling insecurity in the country, Nigerians have been charged to join the Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC,
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, Mr. Balla Hassan gave the charge on Tuesday during the inauguration of the newly elected PCRC officers of the zone at the Zone 2 headquarters, Onikan, Lagos.
AIG Balla, who was represented by a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the zone, Mr. Bashiru Abdullahi, said, “Without PCRC there is no community policing. Community policing is an idea that the PCRC brought to assist Police and other security agencies in curbing insecurity in our community.
“If we all want peace and police to perform their job effectively, all Nigerians should endeavour to join PCRC.
“PCRC is to tell the police where the bad people are, and it’s for the police to sanitise your community. PCRC is help to ourselves by ourselves.”
Balla commended members of the committee for their partnership with the police while wishing the inaugurated officers fruitful tenure in office.
The newly inaugurated officers for the zone which comprises Lagos and Ogun States are Arc George Amu as chairman; Alhaji Ibrahim Olaniyi, deputy chairman; Olukayode Agunbiade, vice chairman; CSP Adewale Lawal, secretary; Alhaji Bashiru Balogun, deputy secretary, and Soji Gazzeli, assistant secretary.
Others include Prince Sunny Adelowo, treasurer; CSP Olu Ogungbe (rtd), financial secretary; Mr. Fatai Agbolade, public relation osfficer 1; S.B.A. Ogunlana, public relation officer 2; Engr. Apetu Samuel, auditor; Pastor M. A. Lawson, zonal provost; Akibu Bankole, legal adviser; and Rev. Johnson Olatunji and Samson Popoola as ex-officio 1 and 2 respectively.
Speaking after the inauguration, Arc Amu commended the members of the committee for electing them to steer the affairs of the committee for the next four years, and promised to bring unequal innovation to the committee.
The new zonal chairman also called on Nigerians to join the committee, as this would assist in great measure to tackle insecurity in Nigeria.

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