By Jonathan Ugbal
The new commissioner of police in Cross River, Mr. Abdulkadir Jimoh has resumed office stating that he wants to help the state grow her internally generated revenue (IGR).
CP Jimoh was redeployed to the state last week and arrived via flight from Abuja on Sunday.
And, upon meeting heads of units and management of the command, he spoke tough, warning against activities that will “soil” his name reports DailyPost.
“As the head of this command, I will live by example and I want the people to feel our impact positively and I believe in economic development. If the Police makes it difficult for people to move, the ease of doing business will be very difficult,” CP Jimoh said.
He continued: “For instance, if container is coming from Aba to Calabar and you have about 100 roadblocks, when are they going to get here? I want the entire tactical commander and everybody to get this warning message that I want development in Cross River State.
“I want business to grow in Cross River State. I want Cross River State IGR to increase, that is why I am going to key into Federal Government way of doing business and by making sure that there is no bottleneck created by the Police on the road”.
Jimoh who harped on integrity, accountability and honesty, said he will lead the way.
“My mission in the State is integrity and I am coming with integrity,” he said.
“I will not allow anybody to soil my name, so I am appealing to all officers and men to live above board. This is a new dawn, the era of extortion, the era of arbitrary arrest and unlawful detention is over, I will not tolerate it.
“I believe in accountability, officers and men are going to be accountable for every action they take, I believe in honesty, you must be honest with the people of Cross River State, you must be honest with your colleagues and you must be honest with the Commissioner of Police,” he added.
On Police civilian relationship, he averred that: “Should we make life difficult for them, God will not forgive us. Our service delivery must change.”
Furthermore, on criminality, he averred that; “I am using this opportunity to appeal to all those who have criminal intent or who are engaged in criminal activities to abundance this heinous way of lives or relocate to another state.”
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