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Lagos CP, Adegoke urges newly promoted officers to stand tall



Lagos CP, Adegoke urges newly promoted officers to stand tall
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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade has decorated the 55 DSPs who are now SPs in the state command.

Recall that the Chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Dr. Solomon Arase and the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun recently approved the promotion of the 1,607 more Superintendents of Police (SPs), of which 55 are from the Lagos State Police Command.

 The decoration ceremony was witnessed by members of the Lagos command management team including DC Operations, DCP Fatai Tijani; DC Administration, DCP Khan Saliu Usman; AC Administration, ACP Mary Anyim; AC Operations, ACP Emmanuel Oyewole; PPRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.

In his address to the new promotees, CP Adegoke Fayoade said that promotion ‘is a thing of joy. I can imagine the joy radiating on the faces of everyone promoted. We are just starting.

 More of this promotion will come and it will meet you alive and in good health. This joy will not take away another joy. It will be accumulation of joy. I congratulate you, you will get more ranks. I wish you the best in this noble profession of ours.’

CP Fayoade wants them to place high premium on the SP rank that they have just gotten. ‘In those days, to become a SP is tough but it is made more available than before. I remember the Governor of Kano state then was a SP so you can see how important the rank is. Don’t rubbish the rank, be proud of the job, be proud of the rank but do it with humility and hardwork.’

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On the new zeal and commitment which they must bring to service, the no. 1 cop in Lagos, Fayoade noted: ‘Promotion is not for ceremony. It is an indication that you have worked hard. It is your desire to move to another level, that requires you to work harder than before. Apart from that, you also have to see yourself as an officer that have been given greater responsibility. You have to change your attitude and your approach to work in the way you relate with members of the public.’

“Having a new rank does not mean you become lord especially when you are at home that you will be giving orders and if they don’t obey you will threaten them with detention. This rank must make you show high level of humility. You must not misuse your new office.

“It must make you more serviceable at home and in the office. It is not time to go out to get drunk and become useless at home. It is a call to diligent duty. It is a call to make a difference, to change the negative stories and perceptions of the Police’, Fayoade concluded.