“The redeployment of accomplished spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi (mnipr) who bestride the Lagos State Police Command for a desirable period of time, came to many as a surprise. But to a great many others, especially to many of us at the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), it was a desired reward for hard-work, having redefined the act of public relations, simplified policing and re-engineered police/community relationship.”
These were words contained in a press statement, signed and released by NAOSNP’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Eric Elezuo on the redeployment of the able cop to Force headquarters, Abuja approved by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, after an accomplished stewardship with the Lagos Command.
The statement also quoted the National President of the Association, Mr Samson Oki, as saying that the footprints of Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who gave his all to ensure a crime free and secure Lagos, will remain indelible in the minds of not only his associates, but the well meaning population of Lagos State.
“Adejobi’s accomplishments can only stand on high pedestal and rub shoulders with some of the best the Force has produced in recent times. His gentle mien and never-say-never attitude will be really missed by the teeming citizenry of the metropolis,” Oki said.
The statement further quoted the president as lauding the friendly disposition and humanitarian approches with which the now elevated cop related with the members of the fourth estate, describing him as a man who answers whenever he is called.
“Adejobi proved to be a lover of the press, and did as much as he could to ensure that the press had access to information relating to any security issues. He is one man who do not release statements for the sake of it. He ensures that whatever has his name on it will sure pass a public scrutiny test. He will really be missed in Lagos across sectors and sections, but the good thing is he is elevated to undertake a much higher and status befitting function.”
Adejobi, who was PPRO in Ogun Command for eight years, took over from Bala Elkana in September 2020 and declared that he would ensure prompt exchange of accurate information. He had added that he would apply the “R.A.C.E Approach” as a tactic to properly perpetuate and immerse himself into the new office.
RACE is an acronym for Research, Action, Communicate, Evaluation.
“The first thing to do is to Research into what things that need to be in place; take Action; Communicate to people on my course of action and get Evaluation.
“The feedback I get from people which will enable me to access and cross-check policies and decisions in order to forge ahead,” he had said on assumption of office.
Today, NAOSNP, a well known association covering the Nigeria Police and other Security Agencies is a veritable platform of distinct journalists and online security news publishers, can attest to the fact that the able cop lived up to his billing.
“We therefore, wish you sir, the best as you continue your climb to the greatest of heights. Congratulations,” the statement concluded.