By Ndu Samuel
Senior special assistant to the Delta state governor on security, Comr. Daniel Ezekiel has promised to work in synergy with the Nigerian Police in order to ensure peace and safety of lives and properties in the state.
Ezekiel made the promise in a meeting when he visited the Police Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in charge of zone E, Dibal Yankadi in his office in Benin City on Friday.
While speaking at the meeting, the SSA commended the Delta State governor for his giant strides in the area of peace building, describing him as ”man whose love for peace is second to none”.
He told the AIG that he was in his office to ”drink from his cup of knowledge and to equally seek synergy with his office in putting on ground solid security that will enhance lives and properties of citizens of Delta state”
He noted that ”peace is key to development, because without it development becomes elusive. Without peace, investors becomes scary to put in their money, and when investors fail to invest due to crisis and other forms of social vices, joblessness becomes the order of the day”.
He commended the AIG for responding promptly to distress calls put across to his phone lines and also ” his men for putting everything in line to combat every form of crime, especially kidnapping that some greedy youths sees as fastest means of making money”.
In his response, the AIG thanked the visiting SSA for finding time out to travel to Edo state to discuss a matter which he described as everybody’s business.
Yakadi noted that the nature of the police job made them servants of the people, so picking relevant phone calls should not be seen as a big deal and urged the SSA to feel free to reach him at any point in time for collaboration and that he is prepared to work with him anytime for the the good of the society.
He commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for appointing such a ”vibrant and intelligent young man, comrade Ezekiel Daniel into his government ”saying its a rare gesture that is worthy of applauds.
He disclosed that since he resume office, the SSA is the first government appointee to pay him a visit , and urge him not to relent in his effort towards ensuring a society where peace and security reigns.
He assured that a lot of pro-active strategies are being rolled out across the zone , especially in this yuletide season to ward off criminality.
High point of the meeting was the presentation of award to the SSA to mark the historic working visit .