1st ever Mascots inaugurated at Lagos state command
By Ifeoma Ikem
Lagos state police command inaugurated the 1st ever Police Mascots at Ikeja Headquarters, Ikeja.
CP Idowu Owohunwa while inaugurating the Mascots he said,I was encouraged to build the police mascots after he saw the sculpture of a bull at the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ikeja, when he pay a courtesy visit
Owohunwa explained that actually when the ideas came up he decide to do something different. “We had been thinking on how to create what had never been in any police formation in Nigeria. The mascots have a full elephant structure ,an eagle besides waterfalls and lighting.
“With this mascot it will give generations insight about the workings of the Nigeria Police Force; that it is a strong organisation that loves nature,” he added.
The Nigerian Army, Navy and Air Force were all represented at the inauguration.
In another development the August 2nd Protest Police urged NLC, civil society organizations to prioritise internal security ahead of the proposed nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress
He gave the advice while briefing pressmen at his strategic meeting with area commanders, divisional police officers and unit commanders.
He said the proposed protest was one of the reasons for the meeting.
“The Nigeria Labour Congress proposed protest formed part of the strategic meeting today. We are monitoring the development.
“We do hope that labour will resolve the issue, understand the implications of the protest on internal security, and work with the police so that they maintain peace and order ,” he said.
CP said the meeting was also to review the security situation in the state, adding that there had been concerns issues raised by some residents over insecurity within the state which one of them is misconduct of some police officers, traffic robbery and cultism.
According to him,all the issues would be looked into with necessary attention, including deployment of more men and equipment, given, so as to sustain public confidence in the police so that at the end this strategic meeting Lagos residents will see enhanced security operations,” he said.