National Vice Chairman Police Community Relations Committee South-South, Dcn. Kenneth Otununyo (JP) has charged Nigerians to collaborate with the police and Police Community Relations Committee in order to make society a safe haven for all.
Kenneth Otununyo during his address at the first security stakeholder’s summit/peace security award to deserving benefactors/reception for ACP Adamu Lawal Shinkafi organized by the Ughelli Area Command PCRC, said security is not a one-man task or sole responsibility of some designated authorities but the populace need to offer a helping hand towards enforcing a crime free society.
According to him “Nigerians need to wake up from their slumber to tackle the issue of security headlong because the misconception that security of lives and properties is the sole responsibility of some designated authorities is costing us a lot. With the upsurge in modern crime wave, the police and PCRC alone cannot effectively combat crime without the necessary co-operation of the community wherein it operates.
“Although criminality is all season menace, the Christmas season is one season most people want to celebrate with some kind of upgrade in their social status by way of new clothes, shoes, cars, building, marriages etc. whereas some individuals consciously plan and save towards it, others just want to belong and this mounts pressure on them, and without adequate savings they easily turn to crime as the only quick alternative, in order ‘just to belong’
“In the interest of making our society a safe haven for all we have continuously harped on the need for sustainable PCRC in every community but individuals, organizations and corporate bodies need to collaborate and contribute their quota through voluntary sponsorship/support to ensuring peace and security of lives and properties. The recipient of today’s award has contributed immensely to the enjoyed prevailing peace and security in the area command. They have been singled out from the crowd for honour and to further encourage them not to relent in their philanthropist nature and love for a peaceful and crime free society.”
Olorogun Freeman Aghogho, Mac-Anthony Afatakpa received award of excellence/patronship ; peace and security award were given to Olorogun Dr. Isaac Akpoveta, Olorogun Barr. Fred Majemite, Olorogun Amb. Scott Udu, Hon. Christopher Ominimini Obiuwevbie, Olorogun Anthony Oboroh, HRM Richard Okorofe, Ovie of Agbarha-Otor Kingdom, Deacon Kenneth Otununyo, Amb.Ohwoekevwo David, Sir Benedict Ighojabor Abafe, Sir Chief Samuel Odjoji, Chief Gilbert Ohre, Engr. Barrack Ozor, Hon. Victor Ofobrukweta, Hon. Gordon Samson Okomite, Comr. Augustine Ayonuwe, Austyne Emu, Chief Jegede Ikpe, Hon. Ogbaovo Ofragene, Comr. Egbagbara Blessing.
Mr. Akporode Amrore Steven, Mr. Akpofure Lucky Erhurhu, Mr. Ojubere Eric, Mr. Idogun Divine, Prince Oghenero Ogbodo and Barr. Orile Okoro received merit award while ACP Lawal Adamu Shinkafi, Supol Friday Ade, Supol Yenosome Dick, and Supol Tomwarri Doutimiareye received diligence to duties, community policing and PCRC friendly award.