IGP, Egbetokun receives great honour at home, Erinja ...Calls for collaborative drive to tackle insecurity
By Adetokunbo FAKEYE
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun Ph.D., NPM at the weekend, Saturday, 30th September, 2023 was honoured by his kinsmen in Ilobi/Erinja communities, Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State
Egbetokun in his heartfelt address at the colorful occasion according to the Force spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, expressed gratitude for the warm reception and reflected on the significance of returning to his hometown, Erinja, in Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State.
This homecoming, he noted, filled him with great joy as it allowed him to reconnect with the roots that have shaped his life.
He highlighted the enduring values of love, unity, and togetherness that the Yewa land and its communities, including Ilobi and Erinja, have always cherished.
The police boss, Adejobi stated, emphasized the importance of strengthening bonds of unity as they are the bedrock of their strength and resilience as a people.
"While addressing the evolving security challenges facing their communities, the IGP stressed the need for vigilance and security consciousness.
"He urged collaboration with the Police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety and security of the people, emphasizing the role they all play in building safer communities that protect lives and property.
"He similarly urged the youths to discourage violence and social vices that undermine communal peace and security, calling on them to channel their energy toward productive endeavors that uplift society, recognizing their role as the future leaders of their land", Adejobi said.
The event was witnessed by dignitaries from all walks of life including the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Dr Kehinde Olugbenle, and other Obas, Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Isaq Akinlade, DIG Southwest, DIG Abiodun Alabi, fdc, Head of Service of Ogun State, Mr Kolawole Fagboun (an indigene of the communities like IGP, who was alao honoured at the occasion), Senior Police Officers, Chairman PCRC, Mogaji Ibrahim Olaniyan, friends and well wishers.
The IGP was accompanied by his wife and POWA President, Mrs Elizabeth Egbetokun, and other family members.
Earlier, the Inspector-General while expressing pride in the achievements of Yewa indigenes who have excelled globally, encouraged them to consider returning home to contribute to the development of their homeland, emphasizing the untapped potential for the betterment of their communities.
He also acknowledged the Governor, revered traditional rulers and elders as custodians of traditions and sources of inspiration for the younger generation, urging them to continue guiding and mentoring the youth to preserve their rich heritage and moral values.
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