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COPS FROM HEAVEN

Posted by From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa on 2008/03/08 | Views: 573 |

COPS FROM HEAVEN


In a season where average Nigerians treat policemen with some level of disdain, a group of policemen of the Marine Division in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have shown that something good can indeed come from the Nigeria police.

Build office for the police with personal salaries

In a season where average Nigerians treat policemen with some level of disdain, a group of policemen of the Marine Division in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have shown that something good can indeed come from the Nigeria police.

The Marine policemen, led by Allen Neighbour Alali, Assistant Supriendient of Police (ASP), have decided to contribute money among themselves from their salaries to erect an office accommodation.

The marine police, according to investigations, were using an abandoned power house belonging to the Bayelsa Electricity Board as office until 2007 when the board, through a letter from its general manager, Engr. Japheth Bank, gave them quit notice to vacate the building.

Worried by the development, Alali, according to investigations, sent a letter to his superior officers intimating them over the loss of their office accommodation and when no help was forthcoming, he approached the Brass Local Government Area for help and N200,000 was graciously released for them to construct make- shift structures for office accommodation.
However, instead of constructing the make- shift building, Alali and his men decided and agreed among themselves to remove certain percentage of their salaries to construct a befitting eight-bed room office accommodation.

Alali, in an interview, told Daily Sun that their action was motivated by their desire to also contribute to the Nigerian society. He said the Bayelsa State Police Command has been encouraging them. He, however, lamented that the command was cash-strapped to help in the construction.
According to him, they had vowed to make the necessary sacrifices to ensure that the building was completed.

Alali admitted that their families have been at the receiving end since their involvement in the project, adding that most of the men participated in the actual construction by carrying blocks and mixing cement.
He disclosed that public-spirited individuals have also supported the project with building materials. He called for more help so that the building could be completed in time for commissioning.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.