By Mobolaji Odunuga
The Nigeria Police Medical Services (South West) Zone, Lagos State on Tuesday, commissioned three newly completed ultra modern and renovated hospitals.
The hospitals, located at Ogudu Area Command, Area H; Police College, Ikeja; and Lagos Command Hospital, Area F; were commissioned by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed D. Abubakar, CFR.
In his address at the event, IGP Abubakar said history is being made in the effort to ensure that welfare and well being of police officers is protected.
“As a management, when we came on board we made efforts to improve on the medical facilities for officers, their family members and the immediate community.
“Three weeks ago, I was in Enugu, Onitsha and Umuahia to commission 25 bed hospital in each of the places I visited and today we are here commissioning additional three. Tomorrow, Wednesday we will be at Ibadan to commission another set while those of Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara are on going.
“The best we have as a human being we have given to Nigeria, which is our lives so, we shall ensure that police officers are not left unattended to as we will continue to do our best and we shall not fail this country,” he said.
He promised that more medical personnel will be added to the existing ones to make their job easier.
“It is when you are happy that you will work better so, we are already looking into your promotion and we will look at it together,” he assured.
The Chairman of PCRC in Lagos State and the Paramount Ruler of Ijanikin, Oba Muhammad Ashafa in his goodwill message noted that with the commissionig of the hospitals untimely death will drastically reduce within the command.
He appreciate the IGP for his good works, described him as a ‘unique IG’ and laud the PCRC in the area for the a job well done.
Retired Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith in his address noted that with the reports coming from people within and outside the force, the present IGP is indeed doing well adding that policing a country like Nigeria is not easy.
“This is a step in the right direction, let us continue to improve police facilities throughout the country so that in no distant future we will have a medical service that can be compared with the hospitals owned by the government,” he said.
Among the dignatries present at the occassion are: the Oba of Lagos, Oba Akinolu; AIG Tsafe; Dr Awosika; Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Abubakar Manko; Commissioner of Police Ogun State, CP Okoye; among others.