New Commissioner of port police warns officers against indiscipline, corruption

Newly appointed Commissioner of Police in charge of Western Port, Apapa, Alkali Shaba has warned officers against corruption and act of indiscipline.

Shaba gave the warning yesterday while addressing officers of the Port police command when he went on a familiarization tour of the Apapa port.

He warned the officers that he will not condone any act of indiscipline even as he maintained that no officer will be spared in the event of any act of corruption and being on illegal duty post.

“The issue of corruption in this country is no longer new and it is one of the areas the present administration is seriously fighting. We as the leading security agency as far as internal security is concern must be seen to distance ourselves from any issues that have to do with corruption. You must shun corruption because nobody will be spared if you are found wanting.

“I have also told them to shun illegal duty post because if they do that and they are caught they will have themselves to blame,” he said.

He advised the officers to always act in a professional manner in their course of duty and be of good conduct that will promote the image of the police force.

In the course of the familiarization visit, the commissioner also visited the Area Controller in charge of Apapa command, Comptroller Willy Egbudin where he expressed appreciation to the Controller for the existing cordial working relationship between the port police command and Customs.

He called for more synergy to be created between both agencies to move the country forward.

“I have been briefed by my officers working with you here, the level of cooperation you always give them. We thank you for all that you have been doing and we ask you to continue because nobody can succeed alone.

“Any where I found myself, I always emphasize on synergy with other security agencies because nobody can do it alone. We must work together if we must move this country forward,” he said.

In his response, Egbudin while thanking the Commissioner for the visit said the responsibility of Customs and the police is interwoven.

He said Customs can only generate revenue for the government in a peaceful and secure port environment.

“We collect revenue for government and the police maintain peace. Without peace there will be no room for us to collect revenue so our functions are interwoven. We will continue to work together and share information because if we don’t share information among ourselves, there is no way we can succeed,” he said. 

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