The acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, NPM, Ph.D has called for collaboration with the police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety and security of the people.
IGP Egbetokun made the call on Saturday in Erinja, Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State while addressing the evolving security challenges facing their communities.
He also stressed the need for vigilance and security consciousness.
He emphasised that such collaboration play roles in building safer communities that protect lives and property.
The police boss similarly urged the youths to discourage violence and social vices that undermine communal peace and security.
He called on them to channel their energy toward productive endeavors that uplift society, recognizing their role as the future leaders of their land.
The IGP’s message was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
ACP Adejobi said the nation’s number one cop also addressed a grand reception in honour of prominent Yewa indigenes at the event.
“In his heartfelt address, he 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,” the statement reads.
“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. He emphasized the importance of strengthening these bonds of unity as they are the bedrock of their strength and resilience as a people.”
According to the statement, 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, 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.
“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,” the statement added.