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Fayose commends Arase’s professionalism, seeks more policemen in Ekiti

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, on Friday described the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, as a thoroughbred professional, whose handling of issues is commendable.

This is just as he appealed to the IGP to ensure that more policemen are deployed in Ekiti State.

He spoke in Ado-Ekiti when the IGP paid him a courtesy call in his office.

In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor prayed that another professional in the mold of Arase would be appointed to the exalted position when Arase times out.

Fayose also commended the Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, Mr Etop John James, for his handling of security issues in the state.

He stated that the Ekiti CP had made his experience in community policing to bear in his handling of issues in the state.

“I appreciate the CP for his efforts and bringing his experience in community policing to bear in the state. 

“Policing is not about gun alone, you can resolve some issues without lifting a finger.

“He has been exceptional and when there are political issues that can degenerate, I make sure he is in the know from the beginning,” he said.

IGP Arase, who said he came to the state to have a firsthand knowledge of the situation with his officers and men, thanked the governor for his support to the command.

“We appreciate you for your support for the state command, though the police is a federal agency. 

“We are still seeking more support from your office. 

“We need support in the areas of patrol vehicles, gadgets, fueling of vehicles,” he said.

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