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Zone 5: PCRC Holds Two-Day Capacity-Building Training Workshop In Delta, Edo



By Daniel Dafe, Abraka

Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Zone 5, covering Edo and Delta states, has held a two-day National Capacity-Building Training Workshop with theme ’Effectiveness of Community Policing in Relation with PCRC.’

The event that held recently, attracted dignitaries from all walks of life.

PCRC leaders present at the programme include National Chairman, Ambassador (Dr.) Faruk Maiyama, National Deputy Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Paiko, Chairman, National Capacity-Building Committee/National Vice Chairman, PCRC (South West), Alhaji Imam Mogaji Ibraheem Olaniyan, National Vice Chairman (South South), Deacon Kenneth Otuonunyo JP, National Treasurer, Prince Saliu Obenege Mohammed, Assistant National Secretary, Alhaji Sadiq Momoh, Chairman, PCRC, Zone 5 and Executive Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Police Relations, Chief (Amb) Dr. Odet Odjuvwumiderhi JP aka Bravo, Chairman, FCT/Member, PCRC National Capacity Building Committee, Otunba Bolaji Adigun.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (Department of Research and Planning) and Theatre Commander, Operation Restore Peace, South South Zone, DIG Moses Ambakina Jitoboh, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, AIG Isaac Akinmoyede, Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Ari Mohammed and Delta State Commandant, NSCDC, Chike Ikpeamonwu represented by NSCDC PRO, Delta State, SC Eke Onyekachi also graced the event.

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The Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Delta State, Chief Nkem Okwuofu and HRM Matthew Ikpoku, Orie II, Ofagbe Kingdom, Isoko North also attended the auspicious occasion.

In his welcome address, Comrade Oliver Eyefia, Acting Chairman, PCRC, Delta State, during day-1 of the programme that held at Diatake Hall of the Association of Senior Civil Servants Secretariat by Golden Tulip Hotel, Maryam Babagida Way, Asaba, frowned at the killing of security operatives, saying that a situation where those who are supposed to protect lives and property are now targeted as sacrificial lambs, calls for sober reflection.

Furthermore, he praised Delta CP in his efforts to curb crime and criminality in the state, adding that the police and PCRC operate a symbiotic relationship.

Continuing, he commended Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Grand Patron of PCRC in the state, for his doggedness and support in fighting crime in the state through his SMART Agenda.

In his remarks, Deacon Otuonunyo said the programme was necessary and was put together to seek peace in the country.

According to him, the insecurity situstion in the country was caused by both internal and external issues.

Adding that the infiltration of unemployed foreigners into the country should be a major source for concern.

On external issues, he said Nigeria is a big market for arms sales and that this makes foreigners fuel the crisis rocking the country.

Papers were presented at the event by Professor Victor Jike and Dr. Charles Apoki.

Speaking to journalists, Ambador Maiyama said he was very impressed with the level of organization by the organizers of the programme, saying that it is one of the bests so far.

He commended the state, zonal and south south leaders of PCRC for their inputs towards the success of the event.

He urged Delta PCRC to organise such programmes in all area commands in the state.

Also, during a chat with journalists, Dr. Odet, said the occasion was a perfect one, adding that capacity building, retraining and retraining of PCRC members is important.

She added: ”This is what we need in Nigeria and in Delta State; as you know, our governor is security conscious. That is why from time to time, he gives vehicles to the police to work better.

”PCRC is collaborating with the police in fighting crime and criminality; PCRC is doing well all over the federation and the National Chairman deemed it fit that there should be capacity building for all the states in the federation including the FCT and they are moving from state to state.”

The zonal PCRC boss said that Delta Police Command is doing its best, as she called on PCRC to put in more efforts to achieve peace because, this, she said, if there is peace, it will attract more development.

Day-2 of the event held in Benin City, Edo State with Rev (Dr) H Atekha Odemwinge JP, Chairman PCRC, Edo State, her executive, guests and top PCRC leaders also in attendance.



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