AYO OGUNSAN HONOURED WITH PCRC AWARD AT 7TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE; RESTATES COMMITMENT TO PEACE AND SECURITY IN NIGERIA
By People’s Voice Nigeria | News
L-R: Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin in a warm handshake with the Board Member, Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Dr. Ayo Ogunsan.
Consequent upon his longstanding commitment to the ideals of community engagement in policing, peaceful coexistence, enduring harmony, and safety and security in Nigeria, the Board Member of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) and Chairman of the Executive Group, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan was yesterday honoured by the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Lagos State. The Committee bequeathed this honour on its first and actively-serving Patron, Ogunsan at the 7th biennial conference which held Thursday 23rd November in Oregun, Lagos, Trek Africa Newspaper can report.
The conference which was themed ‘Policing Together, Securing Together’ also had other distinguished personalities winning PCRC awards. They include the DIG in charge Force CID, DIG Abiodun Alabi; AIG in charge of Zone 2, AIG Ali Ari Muhammed; Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi who was also named PCRC Lagos Patron; the National Chairman of PCRC, Alh. Mogaji Ibrahim Olaniyan, the Lagos PPRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin among others.
L-R: Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 2, AIG Mohammed Ari Ali and Board Member, Lagos State Security Trust Fund, LSSTF, Dr Ayo Ogunsan
Speaking on the award, Dr. Ayo Ogunsan who is renowned nationwide for his active involvement and participation in ensuring safety and security was appreciative of the honour. He noted: ‘security becomes effective when citizens understand that their lives and livelihood depends on it. At that instance, we don’t point fingers at a small group of people to say ‘they are responsible. We will see all of us as responsible for our security.’
‘I am known for societal development and peace-building, I will remain so by the Grace of God’, the 1st Patron of PCRC Lagos, Ogunsan told Trek Africa Newspaper as he reiterated his commitment to supporting PCRC as an organization as well as pushing for reforms which will enhance security across Nigeria.
L-R: Board Member, Lagos State Security Trust Fund, LSSTF, Dr Ayo Ogunsan; Commissioner of Police, CP Force CID Alagbon Annex, CP Patrick; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin; Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 2, AIG Mohammed Ari Ali and National Chairman, PCRC, Alh. Mogaji Ibrahim Olaniyan
The Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mrs. Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin hailed the PCRC in Lagos for being in the lead in promoting cordial relationship between the Police and public. ‘We all know that security is key. Lagos state is in the lead. The PCRC in Lagos is the most active.’
‘This is why under our THEMES+ Agenda, S stands for security and Mr. Governor takes it as top priority. This is why the Executive Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has supported more than any other because we understand and appreciate the importance of you being able to sleep in your house with your two eyes closed.’
In his welcome address at the event, the PCRC Chairman in Lagos, Apostle Kehinde Showemimo congratulated all the awardees for the impact they are making in their various fields of endeavour as he ‘wish you more honour and successes as you continue to serve our nation faithfully and selflessly’.
L-R: CEO Badinson Security, Mr Matthew Ibadin; Commander, Mopol 2 Squadron, ACP Ola Jide Agboola; DCP Tijani Fatai; ACP Olugbemiga Adeoye; Board Member, Lagos State Security Trust Fund, LSSTF, Dr Ayo Ogunsan; Deputy Commissioner of Police, DC State CID, DCP Waheed Ayilara and Commander, Mopol 20 Squadron, ACP Bayo Sulaimon
L-R: Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 2, AIG Mohammed Ari Ali; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Abimbola Salu-Hundeyin in a warm handshake with the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DC State CID, DCP Waheed Ayilara and the State Chairman, PCRC, Apostle Kehinde Showemimo.