Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has committed a sum of N200 million to the renovation of the dilapidated Ogida Police barracks, as part of government’s efforts to boost the morale of Policemen and their families resident in the barracks.
The Governor announced the plan at a reception organised for the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, in Benin City, to celebrate his elevation to the exalted position of the nation’s number one policeman.
While addressing the guests, which included former Inspector-General of Police, Mike
Okiro; former Deputy Inspector-General Parry Osayande; traditional rulers, clergymen and many others, said, “On behalf of the government and people of Edo State, I want to congratulate Mr. Solomon Arase on his appointment as the number 1 Policeman in Nigeria.
“We are very proud as Edo people of the fact that in Nigeria geopolitical equation, we are regarded as a minority but God in his infinite mercy has directed and touched the heart of our leaders to go for merit and one of us, strictly on the basis of merit, is today the Inspector-General of Police,” he said.
The IGP was accompanied to the event by his wife and children.